The Neymar saga keeps getting bigger and bigger every day, and now we have learned that other European giants have joined the race for the Brazilian superstar. Serie A champions Juventus have signed their name on the list of suitors for Neymar, with Barcelona and Real Madrid struggling to persuade Paris Saint-Germain to part ways with the winger this summer.
The two Spanish sides have been fighting each other to secure Ney’s signature for a long time, but seeing PSG’s €222 million asking price, things haven’t been that easy for them. Several players-plus-cash deals were offered, but the French champions turned down every single one of them.
With Madrid and Barcelona getting further away from Neymar every day, AS claim that Juventus saw their chance and took it, making a late offer to sign him, with Paulo Dybala potentially heading to Paris as part of the deal.
This is not crazy considering that PSG see Dybala as the perfect replacement for Neymar should he leaves the club. Les Parisiens were said to be keen to reach out to Juventus to strike a completely different deal for the Argentine asset. Nevertheless, Juve have now expressed their interest in bringing in the Brazilian, and AS state that someone close to Neymar’s family has confirmed a bid of around €100 million plus Dybala has been placed.
In order to finance this deal, they first need to offload some players, with Mario Mandzukic, Blaise Matuidi and Daniele Rugani expected to depart and leave the club an amount close to those €100 million Juventus need to pursue Neymar. Moreover, if those three aren’t enough, La Vecchia Signora plan on using Gonzalo Higuain as a last resource to raise the money.
Given the lack of progress made with Barcelona and Real Madrid, this option looks very good for Les Parisiens. They would be getting Dybala, the player they want to sign this summer, while sending Neymar to a different team and receiving some cash in the process. It sounds like a deal for many people, but it’s up to PSG’s hierarchy to accept or not the offer.