Manchester United have been given an enormous boost in their pursuit of Barcelona megastar Neymar after his father confessed that he could leave Spain due to an ongoing tax evasion case, according to the Metro.
The 23-year-old – who currently leads the La Liga goalscoring charts with 11 so far this term – has emerged as Barcelona’s key player following an injury to Lionel Messi that has kept him sidelined for the majority of the campaign.
However, off-field circumstances could threaten to derail his stay at the Nou Camp after he was caught up in in a tax evasion case where the star’s £31.3m assets have been frozen three times by Brazilian courts.
After trying to sign the forward during the summer transfer window, the Red Devils could be given a huge boost in the hunt for his signature in January after his father admitted that he may leave Barcelona due to the ongoing fiasco.
“We are talking about a renewal, but we need to solve some things,” said Neymar’s father.
“We need to know if Spain accepts our situation. It’s hard for us because we are receiving many attacks, from Brazil and from Spain. Neymar is a star and works his image here and from Brazil.
“We’re talking to everyone to know what to do with this matter because we don’t want to be in Spain two, three, four, five or ten years and then we are caught by surprise by saying that our structure is wrong. We need to know if things are right for us.
“We must do the right things and know if Spain let us work. We need to stop these investigations. We want the peace of mind. His image is not associated with his job. His image is part of a company in Brazil, which has existed since 2006. It is not now that we’ve taken advantage of his image.
“For years, we’ve been working with this company. I do not want to talk about persecution but if we don’t have a comfortable situation to work we can not stay in Spain.”
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