dailystar: That’s according to football consultant Ian McGarry, who claims United would also be forced to cover all of the player’s hefty wages at PSG.
Neymar is reportedly looking to leave the Parc des Princes this summer, with his preference a move back to Barcelona.
However, the Catalans are unable to cough up anywhere near the world-record £200m fee they sold him for in 2017, and their player-plus-cash offer that gives Thomas Tuchel and co a choice of their unwanted stars hasn’t proved successful.
Speaking on the latest edition of Reach Plc’s Transfer Window podcast, McGarry revealed United have been offered the chance to sign Neymar on a one-year loan deal, saying: “I understand that there has been contact between Paris St-Germain and Manchester United regarding a potential one-season loan deal for their troublesome Brazilian superstar Neymar.”
And he has also shed light on how much that will cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
“There would be a hefty loan fee of €25m [£23m] just to get the player to Manchester,” he said.
“And also there would have to be an undertaking that Manchester United would have to pay 100 per cent, no subsidise remember, of his wages – which are also very substantial.
“So that’ll be a big outlay for Manchester United on a player who they’d only be having on loan for one season.”
There were high hopes for Neymar when he completed a mega-money move to France, yet the 27-year-old has been unable to push PSG past the last-16 stage of the Champions League in each of his two seasons at the club.
Now he is said to be seeking a reunion with former attacking partners Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at the Nou Camp.
The trio developed a formidable alliance in his first stint at Barca, winning both La Liga and the Champions League in 2014/15 before retaining their league crown the following season.
And Duncan Castles believes Messi, arguably the greatest player of all time, is one of the main reasons Neymar wants to head back to Spain.
“We know that Neymar’s preference, at least the preference he’s expressed to Barcelona, is that he wants to come back to the club and to his former team-mates – and most notably Lionel Messi,” he said.
“Barcelona have offered something to Paris St-Germain which is unacceptable to them in terms of not wanting to go over a cash figure of €70m [£65m] and adding players in the hope that they can get them off their own wage bill and subsidise that transfer fee.
“Philippe Coutinho being the most notable of the large range of players, the tapas board that’s been offered to Paris St-Germain.”
Source: Published by dailystar