Man City on alert as Neymar says he wants to work with “different” boss



Neymar has paved the way for a move to Manchester City by admitting he wants to work with Pep Guardiola.

The Brazilian star left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain last summer in a world-record £200 million deal, but he has since been heavily linked with a move away from the French champions.

The 26-year-old says he wants to experience working alongside Guardiola having missed the opportunity when he arrived at previous club Barcelona a year after the Spanish coach’s departure.

“I’ve always wanted to work with Guardiola – he’s different,” he told ESPN Brazil.

“I arrived (in Barcelona) a year after he left. I really want to work with him.”

Guardiola quit Barcelona in 2012 after guiding the club to 14 trophies in four seasons.

Neymar arrived a year later and went on to spend four seasons at the Nou Camp, before completing his big-money move to France.

Although PSG secured a French domestic treble last season, their failure to mount a serious challenge in the Champions League has sparked talk that Neymar will move on this summer.

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