Manchester City have been linked with a surprise swoop for Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar next summer. According to recent reports, the Brazilian is being touted to make a move to the Premier League but only on one condition. The 26-year-old forward appears to be unsettled in the French capital after his world-record £198m transfer from Barcelona last summer. Some sources have recently claimed that both Barcelona and Real Madrid are keeping tabs on his situation in Paris and could be tempted to make a move for the Brazilian superstar this summer.
It is being reported that Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique knows the identity of Neymar’s next destination due to their constant contact with their former colleague. They have revealed that the South American striker is eager to make a switch to the Premier League champions-elect Manchester City next summer. However, any potential deal would hinge on one condition of whether Real Madrid ends up making an offer for the player as Neymar is more keen on a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Neymar is currently sidelined due to an injury after fracturing his metatarsal versus Marseille last month. He has made 30 appearances for the Parisian club this season, scoring 29 goals and providing 19 assists in all competitions.
Manchester City are currently leading the Premier League table with a tally of 78 points in 29 league matches. They are firmly in the driver’s seat as they look to earn another league title at the top tier of English football with a healthy 13 point lead over their crosstown rivals Manchester United, having played a game less. Pep Guardiola’s side are still participating in two different competitions and have already won the Carabao Cup last month. They have also qualified into the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League having secured a 5-2 aggregate victory over FC Basel last week.
The Citizens’ dream of a treble this season is well and truly on which is mainly down to the incredible form of their players. Pep Guardiola has the likes of Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva to choose from while selecting his front-three every week. The addition of one of the best players in the world in the form of Neymar will undoubtedly help them continue their dominance in English football and in Europe.
It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of the Brazilian superstar and whether he ends up making a switch to the Premier League in the near future.