Man United told to U-turn on £940k-a-week deal as Ronaldo cited – pundit
Gabby Agbonlahor has urged Man United to steer clear of a potential move for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar this summer.
The former Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed Ten Hag will be reluctant to add another “big ego” after Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit last year.
According to Sky Sports (23 May), United had been approached by intermediaries about the possibility of signing Neymar, 31, from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
The Brazilian joined the Ligue 1 side in a world-record £200million transfer from Barcelona in 2017, where he has gone on to score 177 goals in six seasons for the current French top-division champions.
However, with Neymar’s current circa £940,000-a-week deal at the club set to expire in 2025, he has been linked with a move away from the club.
Ten Hag was ruthless when dealing with United’s last superstar at Old Trafford, as Ronaldo parted ways with the club in November following his controversial interview with Piers Morgan.
Agbonlahor insisted that United could face similar issues if they sign Neymar.
“It just doesn’t make sense,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury.
“You’ve already gotten rid of a big ego in Cristiano Ronaldo, why would you bring in another?”
“It would be bad for the dressing room.
“There’s a reason why PSG want him out, so if I am Man United I am staying far, far away from a deal for Neymar – even if he is really talented.”
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