Football has lost its marbles hasn’t it?
This is what we’re asking ourselves today here in the Football Transfer Tavern after we read in Metro that Manchester United are planning an eye-watering £350 million double raid for Barcelona’s Neymar and Lionel Messi.
To be quite honest with you, that sentence alone has brought about hysterical laughs by the bar with not even that ridiculous kind of fee being enough to convince the Catalan giants to part with two thirds of their devastating trio up top, surely?
To give those players up would be surrendering their status in world football, right?
But the sub plot to this story is that the wages that stars such as Neymar and Messi currently earn at the Camp Nou are reportedly crippling the club.
With Barca’s wage bill currently standing at 73% of revenue, something apparently needs to give but as one punter wisely points out, with Luis Enrique’s side most definitely not going to budge on the pair’s individual buy-out clauses, surely their crippling wages would then damage United?
Of course, football fans don’t think about these kind of things and are only really bothered about new outstanding talent arriving at their club.
With these recent reports in mind, we’ve devised a United XI today with both the Barcelona superstars included to see how the team would look on paper.
Click on the image below to reveal the dream Manchester United XI including Messi and Neymar.