Pep Guardiola has done an incredible job in fortifying his squad, as well as balancing the wage structure of his team. The departure of Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho has taken a huge chunk out of Manchester City’s wage obligation.
Manchester City have been heavily linked with Neymar as an ideal Raheem Sterling’s successor at the Etihad. The Brazilian forward has fallen short of favour with PSG, after failing to bring Champions league glory to the French club during his five year spell at the club. While Manchester City and post-Barcelona Neymar look like missing pieces of each other’s puzzle in the quest for a first Champions league title, the English club are not fascinated about the deal just yet.
Reports from Le Parisian have emerged, stating that Manchester City have snubbed PSG’s proposal for a swap deal involving Bernardo Silva. The French team should have known better from Barcelona’s experience that Manchester City are not willing to part ways with Bernardo Silva just yet.
With the Portuguese having age advantage and a relatively more affordable wage demand than the £600,000 a week Brazilian, the Premier League champions have decided to shrug off what seems to be a mutually beneficial deal.
While it is uncertain whether Neymar will agree to a pay cut in order to make the move, the Cityzens are still unwilling to engage in talks with the Ligue 1 title holder.
Neymar’s enormous wage should not be a challenge for the Etihad owned club but they have resolved to treading carefully in the area of finances after the club experienced FFP violation saga at its peak in 2020.