Erik ten Hag REFUSES to rule out a sensational move for Neymar this summer after reports in France linked Manchester United with a move for the PSG and Brazil star
- Reports in France linked Neymar with a move to Manchester United this summer
- Erik ten Hag is set to strengthen his squad after a solid first season at the helm
- The Dutchman refused to dismiss the speculation linking United with Neymar
Erik ten Hag has mischievously refused to dismiss speculation linking Manchester United with a sensational move for Neymar.
The Brazil star is understood to have been made available by Paris Saint-Germain this summer with United one of a number clubs contacted over a possible transfer.
Neymar cost PSG a world record £200million when he moved to the French club from Barcelona in 2017, but he is one of a number of big names along with Lionel Messi who could be moved on as PSG’s Qatari owners look to rebuild.
It remains to be how feasible the move would be as Ten Hag weighs up a number of targets after spending £220million in his first transfer window.
But the Dutchman was coy when asked about the rumours circulating in France ahead of United’s penultimate Premier League game against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Thursday night.
Erik ten Hag has refused to rule out a move for PSG and Brazil superstar Neymar this summer
Ten Hag wants to strengthen his squad after a positive first season in charge at Old Trafford
‘When we have news we will tell you,’ smiled Ten Hag.
United will be busy in the transfer market again this summer with the number of players leaving Old Trafford expected to run into double figures.
Harry Maguire is set to leave the club and there are question marks over the futures of Anthony Martial, Diogo Dalot, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek, Anthony Elanga and Brandon Williams. Goalkeeper David de Gea is expected to sign a new contract but a several fringe players will also go including Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe, Eric Bailly and Alex Telles.
Ten Hag was again asked about Martial’s situation after the Frenchman appeared to react angrily to being substituted in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Bournemouth, and whether it’s right to assume the player will leave.
‘No,’ said Ten Hag. ‘If you are not available, you can’t score. When he was available we played better and the team is winning games. He’s also scoring goals but he has to be available.’
The Dutchman is also likely to continue to overhaul his options with the number of departures potentially running into double figures, including out-of-favour defender Harry Maguire
There are also question marks over the futures of Fred (left) and Anthony Martial (right)
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