Manchester City making shocking progress in signing Neymar
Here is some news that will cause your jaw to drop to the floor. Apparently, Manchester City have made progress in signing the Brazilian wonder kid Neymar. It seems quite impossible to imagine the young Santos forward at the Eastlands, but that's what the reports are suggesting.
Last month Manchester City did announce that they were setting out on a bold mission to sign in the £32 million-rated superstar Neymar, but their statements were ridiculed by other teams, fans and media.
Leaked reports from Manchester City suggest the club could replace Mario Balotelli for Neymar. Well, the Mario Balotelli’s departure from Manchester City is much more likely than the signing of Neymar.
Manchester City are aware of the fact that they will have to face strong competition from Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea and any other top class clubs in the run for Neymar. Barcelona are hot-favorites for Neymar’s signature even though football prodigy has been closely linked to a number of other football clubs.
Chelsea and Real Madrid have made attempts to sign Neymar in the past, but they have failed to get his signature. Neymar wants to stay in Brazil till the 2014 World Cup. The youngster hopes of bringing World Cup glory to Brazil, who will be hosting the event two years down the road.
Sources revealed a delegation flew from Manchester City to Brazil in order to convince Neymar to play for the Premier League champions till he decides on moving into the club of his dreams. Neymar hasn't updated media on his ongoing transfer saga for a while now, which suggests that either things are proceeding awfully slow or this is the silence before a storm.
Manchester City sporting director Txiki Begiristain, who used to be a Barcelona official, has reportedly made significant progress in the transfer deal with Santos for Neymar. Manchester City’s transfer proposal will be backed up by the rich Sheikh Manzour, owner of the club.
Santos and Neymar have already turned down big money offers. Therefore, Manchester City’s attempt to sign in Neymar is likely to meet a miserable end in the upcoming days.
Neymar has been object of interest in the transfer market for over two years now. Top notch clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have attempted to lure in the 20-year-old striker, who has already scored 123 goals in 202 appearances for Santos and 17 goals in 27 appearances for Brazil.