The Express have reported that Neymar could be set to quit Barcelona this summer after being told to do so by his father, who believes his son needs to escape Lionel Messi’s shadow and establish himself as the world’s best player in England.
This development could provide Jose Mourinho with belief that he could bring the striker to Manchester United this summer.
The Red Devils boss has been a huge admirer of the Brazilian and could put all of his efforts into signing the Brazilian if he does want to leave the Nou Camp.
The report goes on to state that Manchester City could also be in the race to sign the 25-year-old and his desire to work with Pep Guardiola could give them the edge.
Would a move to the Premier League benefit Neymar?
This season, the Brazilian has only been the third-highest goalscorer for Barcelona, with both Luiz Suarez and Lionel Messi ahead of him. Los Cules have the most devastating front three in football, but one problem they may have is keeping all of their egos in check.
As three of the best players in the world, the trio will have ambitions to win individual honours and become as good as they can be. That can be difficult when you are sharing the limelight with two other world class attackers.
The goals are shared among the three at the Nou Camp, but Neymar will never usurp Messi as the star and at the age of 25, it could be the right time to move on and become the main man at a leading European club.
Cristiano Ronaldo has proven himself in La Liga and the Premier League, which is one of the reasons some consider him to be the best player in the world. Although the best teams don’t play in England, the Premier League is the most competitive league and only the best can thrive in the division.
The struggles of Pep Guardiola and Paul Pogba this season highlight the challenges that are posed by the English top flight. It would be a huge statement from Neymar to move to England and if he was to succeed in the Premier League, it would help enhance his case as one of the best players in the world.