Liverpool offered to buy PSG forward for just £70m this summer – Should the Reds go for it?
Liverpool FC are being given a chance to sign PSG Superstar Neymar Jr. for a fee of £70m.
While Paris Saint-Germain looks to cash in on the Brazilian superstar, sources have told Football Insider that Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign Neymar.
According to sources with knowledge of the issue, the 31-year-old could join the Premier League for as little as £70–80 million.
Newcastle, Manchester City, and Man United have also been contacted on a potential mega-summer transfer.
A deal, however, is reportedly viewed as doubtful by the Premier League’s biggest clubs because of the cash package needed to make it happen. Moreover, clubs are also threatened by the significant baggage the former Barcelona star would bring.
Neymar to Liverpool amid EPL rumors
Neymar’s demeanor has been under scrutiny throughout his tenure at PSG. And his current manager Christophe Galtier publicly reprimanded the winger. It came when a photo of him visiting a fast-food restaurant late at night surfaced.
Yet, this season has been one of his most productive seasons ever. Thanks to his 18 goals and 17 assists in 29 starts so far.
The fourth-most capped player in Brazil has a deal that runs through 2025 after joining PSG in 2017 for a record-breaking £200 million.
He has won four Ligue 1 championships while playing for Paris. Although he has not yet lifted the Champions League trophy with the team. But the Brazilian does have a UCL trophy under his belt while playing for Barcelona in 2015.
Liverpool are well-stocked in the wide attacking area. In the January transfer window, they got Netherlands international and World Cup breakthrough hero, Cody Gakpo. Thus, it looks unlikely that the Reds will make any move for the Brazil international.
Gakpo has already scored twice in the Premier League. It comes while Jurgen Klopp’s team looks to make a late push into the top four.
The Merseysiders have two games in hand over fourth-place Tottenham. Thus, the Champions League spot suddenly seems closer rather than far-fetched.