Has Neymar Rejected Manchester United and Joined Irish Club Limerick FC Instead?

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterAugust 27, 2015


Neymar, is that you?

An image has started doing the rounds of what appears to be Neymar being unveiled by Irish club Limerick F.C.

Has the most unlikely transfer coup of all time been pulled off? Is it a Photoshop job?

Well, it is neither—the player in question is actually Limerick U17 player Barry Cotter, who just so happens to be a dead ringer for Neymar. 

Not Match of the Day @NOT_MOTD

Neymar Jr. has rejected Manchester United and signed for Limerick Football Club instead! http://t.co/Gkjfssr7Bf

Fans were quick to notice the resemblance Cotter shared with Brazil's biggest star:

Limerick FC @LimerickFCie

U17s: Barry Cotter knows he has been handed a "massive opportunity" in the @loi_u17 #loi17 http://t.co/W3nqOPxSdv http://t.co/BSntEFhdai

One fan even gave Cotter a new nickname: Neymar Junior Junior


For Limerick's sake, let's hope Cotter doesn't just take after Neymar in the looks department but has the talent to match, too.

[Twitter: @LimerickFCie

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