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La Liga chief sends message to United over Neymar transfer saga

Manchester United would have had ‘no problem’ signing now-PSG forward Neymar from Barcelona, La Liga chief Javier Tebas has said.

Neymar recently joined PSG for a world-record fee of £198million, after the club’s owners gave him the funds to pay his own buyout clause.

La Liga rejected PSG’s first attempts to sign the player last week due to Financial Fair Play concerns, but the French club later confirmed that Neymar had completed his own transfer.

Neymar had been vaguely linked with a move to United over the past couple of seasons, most likely because the Red Devils are one of the select few clubs who could actually afford him.

 

And, Tebas recently stated that United would have faced no complications if they tried to sign the Brazilian from Barcelona.

He told RAC 1: “If the player pays the clause, Barcelona cannot let him leave. What we want to understand is the origin of this €222m, if it is illegal.

“If Manchester United were to come, there would be no problems, we would have nothing to say because it is not a [financially] doped club.

“PSG is a state-run club and we have to end this situation as soon as possible.”

It is pretty upsetting to see that United made no efforts whatsoever to sign Neymar given his situation, yet it is also oddly pleasing that the Red Devils could afford a player of his calibre and price-tag.

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