Neymar ‘Believes’ Manchester United Will Activate His €200M Release Clause To Lure Him From Barcelona
The 25-year-old has recently signed a new deal with Barcelona, but is still confident that Manchester United will activate his £180 million release clause, that will make him the most expensive player in history.
United will be in the market for a forward with Zlatan Ibrahimovic expected to leave the club at the end of the season.
Neymar told his close friends that both Manchester United and Chelsea have made contact with him and asked whether he would force a move away from Barcelona.
Jose is keen on signing the player and United have told him that they are willing to match his salary demands while also being ready to buy out his Camp Nou contract.
Mourinho had Zlatan in mind with a high-profile replacement for Wayne Rooney, but with Ibra’s injury the Red Devils are now forced to alter their plans.
Earlier it was reported that Mourinho made a personal phone-call to Brazil skipper and Barcelona superstar Neymar for a potential move in the summer.
Neymar will also be open to making a move, seeing that he has fallen behind Messi and Suarez – with legal issues also playing a huge part in what decision he makes for his future.
Neymar and his father are involved in a legal battle over the possible fraud in his transfer to Barcelona from Santos in 2013 – a scandal which forced former president Sandro Rosell to resign.
Neymar’s current release clause stands at £180 million, which will go up-to to £200 million next year and £225 million the following year.