Man City ‘refuse Neymar offer’ – media – RT Sport News
Manchester City’s latest assault on the Premier League crown will not be led by Neymar, after the English champions reportedly turned down a bid from Paris Saint-Germain to sign the Brazilian superstar.
Neymar, 30, has been officially offered to the cash-rich Premier League giants, according to a report, but the offer has been firmly rejected by Pep Guardiola’s side, who are apparently content with Erling Haaland at the top of their list. line next season after beating a host of top European clubs to the signing of the prodigiously talented Norwegian star.
It has been added by English tabloid The Sun that PSG had hoped to persuade Man City to part ways with Portuguese playmaker Bernardo Silva as part of the deal but, according to Le Parisien, they were met with a refusal from the Manchester brass. .
Despite activating a clause in Neymar’s contract to tie him to the club until 2027, PSG are reportedly ready to take the world’s most expensive footballer’s contract off their books.
It is understood that Neymar’s annual salary is around £40.8m per year (around $36.5m).
The decision to offload Neymar comes five weeks after Portuguese Luis Campos was appointed as Paris Saint-Germain’s new football adviser, with his role defined as « focus on performance, recruitment and organization.”
Early reports suggest Campos favors a more conservative transfer strategy than has been evident in the French capital in recent seasons – particularly after the club’s millions spent in previous campaigns have yet to deliver the silverware European wanted by club officials.
Break | PSG offered Neymar to Manchester City – the Citizens refused to start talks. More follows. (LP)
– Receive French football news (@GFFN) July 19, 2022
It was also speculated that Chelsea and Manchester United were offered the chance to add Neymar to their ranks, with both offers rejected by the Premier League giants.
So far this summer, PSG have signed Portuguese duo Nuno Mendes and Vitinha from Sporting Lisbon and Porto respectively, as well as highly-rated youngster Hugo Ekitike from Reims on a loan-to-buy deal.
However, these signings aren’t quite the ‘Galactico’ standard that PSG fans have grown accustomed to over the past few years after the club’s mega-wealthy owners showed little hesitation in opening their checkbooks – with Neymar perhaps the best example of such protracted spending. Party.
New manager Christophe Galtier, however, says he’s delighted to work with a player like Neymar.
« It’s one of the best in the world.“said the Frenchman, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino in the hot seat of PSG.
« What coach wouldn’t want him? I have a very clear idea of what I will expect from him.
« Of course I want him to stay. »
But the real question is: do the club accountants who balance the Parc des Princes accounts feel the same way?
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