Report: Neymar was close to joining Man United, PSG this summer

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Neymar was close to joining Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

According to his agent, before the Brazil and Barcelona star signed a contract extension at the Nou Camp earlier this summer, he was being chased by both PSG and United and they came very close to sealing a deal for Brazil’s captain.

Neymar, 24, instead decided to extend his stay at Barcelona until 2021 and with incredibly high release clauses inserted into his new contract, it’s hard to see him leaving Barca anytime soon.

Speaking to Brazilian reporters, Wagner Ribeiro revealed that Neymar was seriously considering a switch to England France.

“He (Neymar) was close to joining PSG,” Ribeiro said. “He would have earned €40 million a year net. Neymar was also close to a spell at Manchester United, but he extended his contract to earn less at Barcelona because he wanted to stay at Barcelona.”

Imagine an attacking stable of Neymar, Pogba, Zlatan, Martial, Rashford and Rooney at United.

My goodness.