Neymar REJECTS Ronaldo and Saudi Arabia in favour of Man Utd

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 31 May 2023 16:07 BST
  • 3 min read
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Neymar has rejected approaches from Saudi Arabia as he only wants to stay with PSG or sign for Manchester United, according to French media.

The Brazilian could be on his way out of Paris Saint-Germain this summer, with the club reportedly not averse to offloading the injury-prone attacker. Moreover, with Lionel Messi departing, the French giants are keen to rejig their frontline with a focus on 'more discipline, less flash,' claim reports.

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Neymar's massive wages are the biggest roadblock to any potential departure, however. Manchester United were at one point reported to be negotiating with the Brazilian, but those rumours were later rubbished because the current regime, the Glazers, are not interested in funding such a big-money move.

READ: Benzema may QUIT Real Madrid for Saudi Arabia

With the ownership saga still rumbling on, though, there are claims that a Qatari takeover of the Red Devils could change all that. While that remains unresolved, Saudi Arabia has tried to swoop in - but to no avail.

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Neymar rejects Saudi approaches

According to Footmercato, Neymar has rebuffed Saudi attempts to bring him to the Pro League to join up with Cristiano Ronaldo and, potentially, Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema.

The report goes on to claim that the 31-year-old is only interested in either staying on board at PSG or signing for Manchester United. Indeed, the Old Trafford outfit have 'the advantage' over the Saudis as Neymar has good relations with Qatar.

READ: Neymar snubs PSG to hang out with Tom Holland and play late-night poker at Monaco GP

This is precisely why he rejected the approach from an unnamed Saudi club, despite a lucrative deal worth as much as €400 million per year being offered, according to Footmercato.

Neymar recently ruffled more feathers at PSG with his no-show at the title celebrations, instead being in Monaco for the F1 GP, where he met Tom Holland and played late-night poker. The Brazilian had also previously been told to get out of the club by the PSG faithful.

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