Neymar ‘agreed to join Manchester United’ in world record move last summer only for move to break down

Neymar came within a whisker of joining Manchester United last summer in a world record deal only for the move to break down at the last minute.

The Brazilian has all but joined Paris Saint-Germain this summer in a world record £196m move, but he could have been a Red Devil after agreeing personal terms, report L’Equipe.

The 25-year-old is set to stun the football world and step out of Lionel Messi’s shadow after another year as a member of the supporting cast.

The switch brings one of the summer’s big transfer sagas to an end with the news met with huge excitement in Paris.

Thousands of fans will be flocking to get their hands on a Neymar jersey and reports in France suggest his number has already been confirmed.

He is reportedly set to take the No.10 shirt, which was worn by Javier Pastore last season.Neymar wears the same number for Brazil and will be confident of living up to the successes of some of his predecessors.Zlatan Ibrahimovic wore 10 during his spell in the French capital, while Ronaldinho and Jay-Jay Okocha came before him.The mammoth fee has sparked rumours that Barca could make a complaint to UEFA over a purported failure […]

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