Neymar Reportedly ‘Almost Left Barcelona’

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Barcelona forward Neymar was the subject of failed bids from Manchester City and Manchester United this summer, according to reports in Spain.

The two Manchester clubs went head-to-head for the Brazilian’s signature, with Mundo Deportivo claiming both were willing to meet his £170m buy-out clause.

Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid were also understood to have been interested before Neymar signed a new five-year contract at the Nou Camp.

However, his agent, Wagner Ribeiro, confirmed Neymar was close to leaving.

He told ESPN Brazil: “He was close to joining PSG. He would have earned €40m (£34m) a year net.

“Neymar was also close to a spell at Manchester United, but he extended his contract to earn less at Barcelona because he wanted to stay at Barcelona.”



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