Man Utd star ‘trying to convince Neymar’ to leave PSG in huge summer transfer

Old Trafford could witness another star Brazilian arrival this summer amid rumours Casemiro is doing his bit to tempt Paris Saint-Germain stud Neymar to Manchester United.

Brazil's captain has been a smash hit since moving to the Theatre of Dreams last summer, winning a League Cup title, reaching an FA Cup final and putting United on the brink of securing a top-four Premier League finish. The five-time Champions League-winner wasn't Erik ten Hag's only Selecao signing as £85million man Antony also joined from Ajax, and United's Brazilian flirtation may not end there.

That's after L'Equipe reported discussions are already underway with several Premier League clubs, but 'particularly Manchester United'. What's more, it's understood Casemiro is attempting to convince his compatriot to make the switch.

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PSG are already set to lose one star South American this summer after it was 'confirmed' Lionel Messi will depart the Parc des Princes after two seasons. The Argentinian ace hasn't had the seismic influence the Parisian powerhouse had hoped for, and moves to Saudi Arabia and Barcelona have been touted.

The same might be said of Neymar despite his 13 goals and 11 assists in just 18 starts putting PSG on the brink of yet another Ligue 1 title. The forward has averaged just 29 appearances in all competitions per season since joining the club in 2017, struggling to make a consistent impact during the business stages of those campaigns.

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Despite any doubts over the player's fragile nature in France, plenty of United fans were eager to show their support for the move on social. One called the potential transfer 'absolutely beautiful', while droves lauded 'Agent Casemiro' for his work in attempting to push the deal along.

Others appeared more cautious over the move as another cautioned: "Wrong PSG player. . .we want [Kylian] Mbappe!" They weren't the only ones to highlight an alternative target as a fourth fan tweeted: "Please convince [Real Madrid winger] Vinicius Jr. instead."

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It also wasn't lost on some supporters that Neymar operates largely off the left flank, which hasn't been an area of concern this term given Marcus Rashford's fine form.

Instead, commenters called for United to target a top-class striker signing, with Anthony Martial and Wout Weghorst failing to meet expectations this term. The former in particular may be running out of chances at Old Trafford, with fans turning against Martial when he went straight down the tunnel after being subbed off in Saturday's 1-0 win at Bournemouth.


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