Having attended the PFA Awards after party, many predicted the presence of Neymar in England could be linked with a move to the EPL by Summer as talks concerning a transfer away from Barcelona continue to increase. However, the fact that the La Liga leaders are planning on how to cope without the Brazilian captain is a sole indicator that an Old Trafford move could happen at the end of the season. Express revealed that the club have set eyes on Argentina international and Juve forward, Paulo Dybala as possible replacement should Neymar leave.
The former Santos forward currently earns 77,000 Pounds per week, which is far from the half of Suarez’s 200,000 and Messi’s 265,000. Talks of a renewed contracts have stalled, and the Camp Nou outfit might have to let him go as they won’t be able to bear the financial cost of keeping the 3 attacking duo. Manchester United have promised the Balon d’or nominee 300,000 Pounds in after-tax wages, and are planning to make a Summer bid 144 million bid after Barcelona rejected 2 offers.
Without a shirts sponsor at the moment, the defending La Liga giants will be considering sacrificing Neymar’s place in the team, as his bumper sales will help provide funds for the new contracts of Messi and Suarez. And Dybala could be the one to take his place if he leaves. Having scored 20 goals in the Juventus title-winning campaign, the Argentine’s quality has attracted Barcelona, and they will make a swoop for his services if the decision to let go of Neymar materializes. However, with Real Madrid and PSG also interested in having him, a Champions League ticket, already guaranteed at both sides could hinder him from moving to Manchester United who could miss out on the European competition next season.