Reports suggest Manchester United are considering a shock move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar this summer.
Well, that’s if you believe a report from The Mirror which vaguely cites multiple stories from across the continent that suggest Neymar is one of the forwards being considered if Ronaldo leaves before deadline day.
The Brazil forward will stand trial in Spain a month before the World Cup for alleged irregularities involving his transfer to Barcelona in 2013.
In the worst case scenario, for Neymar and his father, they could face corruption charges and a prison sentence of up to two years – as well as a fine of €10 million, as per the Irish Independent.
United should be staying clear of a player with such baggage in the coming months, especially when he would demand a crazy salary.
Other names mentioned in the report include Brentford striker Ivan Toney, Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic and AS Monaco star Wissam Ben Yedder.
The only player I would take from that list is Toney – as a striker with an eye for goal and someone you are guaranteed maximum effort from whenever he plays. On top of that, I don’t think he would be all that expensive.
Ronaldo was accompanied by his agent Jorge Mendes at Carrington for talks over the player’s future. It is believed that the 37-year-old still wants to leave after meeting with club CEO Richard Arnold and former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Whatever happens with Ronaldo, I don’t think we will be seeing Neymar at United next season.