Could The Barcelona Star Be Heading For The EFL League Two?
EFL League Two’s Yeovil Town are hotting up their transfer business this month following the capture of Swansea City’s dynamic defender Keston Davies on a season-long loan deal. Having already secured the signings of Weymouth’s Stephane Zubar, Plymouth Argyle’s Connor Smith, Luton Town’s Jake Gray, Carlisle United’s James Bailey, Grimsby Town’s Rhys Browne and a loan deal for Southampton striker Olufela Olemola – the Somerset club are looking to expand on their solid early window movement.
Reports coming out of local sports media in Spain are suggesting that The Glovers have opened up talks with Barcelona following a written transfer request from Brazilian superstar Neymar who has reportedly asked president Josep Maria Bertomeu to allow him to swap Catalonia for Yeovil.
Glovers’ manager Darren Way is said to be monitoring the situation but Own Goal sources believe that the funds are available to make the deal happen.
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Neymar is currently serving a long-term deal with Barcelona which is not due to expire until 2021, but as we’ve all come to know all to well – there’s a price for every player and Yeovil seem to be willing and ready to launch a serious campaign to bring the star to Huish Park.
We spoke to fans outside the club’s training ground. Season ticket holder Martin Baker told Own Goal “We feel the Neymar deal is a logical step forward for the club. I’ve ran a few tests on FIFA and Football Manager adding Neymar to the Yeovil setup and I’m now confident that he’s got what it takes to compete at this level.”
Fellow fan Sarah Whiteloaf added “He looked good in the Champions League last year and has shown some good potential playing for both Barcelona and Brazil. I’ll be honest I’d not heard of him before this week but I done my research on Youtube and think he’d fit right in with the lads.”
It would be a huge statement of intent for Yeovil to seal the deal, but the player and selling club seem willing to talk numbers with the English club. The move would explain Yeovil’s hesitance to spend big in the window so far with a number of the new acquisitions coming in on free transfers and loan deals. Own Goal’s data analysis estimates the player would command a bid in the region of £85 Million but this fee could be propped up by Yeovil’s sponsorship deals with Screwfix and Tambourino Pizza & Pasta.
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