Barcelona star Neymar is said to be growing increasingly frustrated at the club, and is said to be considering his future, according to the Daily Express.
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has said that the Brazilian is tired of playing second fiddle to Lionel Messi at the club and has insisted that the links to Manchester United are real, and not being used as leverage for a new deal like Sergio Ramos over the summer (via Express).
The Express reports that United put a £139m bid for Neymar on the table over the summer, which was immediately rejected, but the deal is reportedly not dead yet as he has realised that his ambitions of being the world’s best player will never be recognised as long as he is in Messi’s shadow.
“Neymar feels if he stays there [Barcelona] he won’t be the number one in the world,” he told talkSPORT.
“He has placed himself in the equation [for a move to Manchester United] for the last few months.
“Neymar is actually thinking ‘what can I do next?’ because Messi is 28 and he’ll be there for a few more years so Neymar will not be allowed to grow.”
Balague also stated that Barcelona would struggle to keep both Neymar and Messi if they are offered improved deals as the club wouldn’t be able to afford the deals.
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