Potential Qatari owners plot Man United raid for South American superstar

Qataris to make PSG forward Neymar move if Manchester United takeover successful

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani, the face of the Qatari takeover for Manchester United, will make a move for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star Neymar, according to The Sun.

If the Middle Eastern billionaire is successful in his bid to acquire the Red Devils, he will attempt an incredible swoop for the Brazil international, who is seen as a marquee signing.

As things stand, Sheik Jassim and Jim Ratcliffe look like the two frontrunners in the race to take over from the Glazers. However, it remains to be seen whether the American owners of the Old Trafford side will part ways with the club.

Qataris to make PSG forward Neymar move if Manchester United takeover successful.
The Qataris are eyeing a move for PSG forward Neymar if they are successful in their bid for Manchester United. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

The Parisians are open to selling the former Barcelona winger. At the moment, the 31-year-old is on a £616k-per-week contract. He has also struggled with injuries over the years.

Therefore, the Ligue 1 outfit are willing to get rid of Neymar. The French champions are eyeing a rebuild. As a result, high-profile players such as the Brazilian could leave.

PSG have Kylian Mbappe and Lione Messi in their ranks as well. But they have been unable to win the Champions League even with a fearsome attack at their disposal.

United’s forward line has relied on Marcus Rashford this season. The England international is the Red Devils’ top goalscorer in the current campaign, with 29 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions.

Other forwards in the team have been considerably underwhelming when it comes to their contribution in the final third. Therefore, we could evidently do with more quality up front.

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Neymar is one of the best players in the world. The Brazilian is also one of the most exciting players to come out of the South American nation. However, will the 31-year-old make his way to Manchester in the coming future? Only time will tell.