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Barcelona join race to sign Neymar

The Daily Express are reporting that Barcelona are keen on singing Brazilian sensation Neymar from Santos.

The attacker has previously been linked with English Premier League side Chelsea and Barcelona’s rivals Real Madrid.

It is now thought that Catalan club will join to race to secure the highly-rated player’s services.

It is unlikely that Neymar will decide his future until he has finished competing in the Olympic Games for Brazil at London 2012. It is his performances at these Games so far that have really got him noticed by the Spanish giants.

This could now start a bidding war between these three clubs and the team with the biggest wallet may be the ones that sign the 20-year-old.

It seems as though the La Liga runners-up last season are ready to step up their interest. Vice-president of the club Jose Maria Bartomeu said: “Neymar? We would all like to see him joining after the Olympics. If he decides to come to Europe we’ll try to make it Barça”

As mentioned though, Neymar will be focusing on winning the gold medal at the Olympics before he decided where to play his football next year.

Should he help the Brazilians come out on top, then a few more clubs could come in for the Santos man.

Thu 2 Aug, 2012
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  1. Jorge says:

    In all honesty Neymar or Messi’s career would be ruined with this move, Neymar would get little to no playing time wasting his talent, and if he does get time then Barca are stopping possibly one of the best players of all time from improving and contributing massively to the team, like when Messi got playing time at around 19 the likes of Thiery Henry and Samuel Eto’o had to make way, nobody wants that to happen to Messi as he is already a Barcelona legend and is unlikely to move, it would be a terrible transfer for everybody in my opinion.

  2. Chris says:

    Sorry Jorge I cannot agree with you there. Neymar is incredibly adaptable, a most useful characteristic playing at Barca. Neymar plays from the left anyway so he would either drive in from the left like Messi does from the right or he can quite easily play striker.
    Having plays like Messi AND Neymar in your squad? It would be a dream!

  3. Marko says:

    yes….i agree with you….also there is pedro and that guy from chile…..they can do well to….and villa
    they dont need him…

  4. Pascal says:

    We don’t need him bcos we ve pedro, alexis, villa, cesc nd messi

  5. Sumu says:

    I think neymar making d choice of joining d catalan giants would be of great help to his career as a potential player who’s yet to fulfill his talent. Playing amongst d worlds’ most top players like:messi,xavi,iniesta,cesc n many more make’s u learn a lot.

  6. José says:

    Its neymer go to Barcelona
    Who thay going to take

  7. Demek says:

    Neymar’s going 2 barca is of no need. Let him 2 english side and prove himself

  8. Arturo says:

    Neymar is playing in brazil, not much of a big league, it’s too easy for him, he has to excel his potential in a bigger league, like England, or Spain. I think neymar would be perfect for BARCA, and yes I’m a fan! He has skill and would be able to adapt.

  9. don says:

    we dont need him bcoz there are messi,villa,xavi,inesta and cesc with many other world class players

  10. avas neymar says:

    neymar should join some club who has an attacking philosophy like arsenal,real madrid etc.he will not wate his talent in joining these clubs and morever,he may shine,noy may he will

  11. matome says:

    i neymar will fit well at barca bcos, they prefer young star who are determined to

  12. Kayz says:

    Its nat neccesary 4da youn neymar to go to barca.luk at da squad we hav,which number wil he b playin?moreover,its quite competitiv en i dnt think he cn dominate wer messi is consernd.we hav strng players at barca en i wudnt wana c da young man waste hz skil,let hm go to madrid.i for one wud nt agree if my messi wud b on sub coz i lov watchin hm on da pitch

  13. adamu says:

    if nyemer join barca it nice for the club. there no any problem with other piayer

  14. lilbad97 says:

    if meymar joins barca ill cry im sorry but i think neymar is the worst player ever it would be a waste i think hes alright but look at him in the olimoiques he suked

  15. michael greene says:

    Barca would be perfect for Neymar who has plenty of talent. But he has to come fast. He is overhyped in Brazil. Santos team is Neymar and the longer he stays there the more difficult it will be for him to develop as a team player. He has to come out of there to learn how to play with greater players around him. That’s how he will develop. All truly great players are team players (Messi, Iniesta, Xavi etc)

  16. real_deal says:

    I think if he has the humility to learn from the established stars like Iniesta, Xavi , Messi, Pedro and Villa, Neymar will achieve big things at Barca.

    But in all fairness, all this speculation will be meaningless if he doesn’t sign.

  17. Blaugrana says:

    Please ……… Barca you do not need Neymar. He has not proven that he can perform on the world stage and I do not believe he can. He was a no show in the Club World Cup in Japan, a no show in the Olympic final against Mexico. Lets get serious the Brazilian hey day is over and has been over for awhile, they have forgotten how to play as a team, just a bunch of individuals trying to out do each other.

  18. barcelona#1 messi #1 says:

    Neymar needs to come to barcelona, iniesta and xavi are getting alittle old and soon will need replacement, if neymar comes he will be going to the left wich will make it so amazing as messi will be in the right. 2 amazing talents one on the right one on the left. I think it would be amazing to have them playing together. Hopefully it happenes as he needs barcelona and not no other team(: visca el barça!

  19. sibusiso says:

    neymar goin to barca .the is no need for that barca is allweys been the best tearm in urope with out neymar they should let him go to english

  20. Aaryan says:

    If Neymar wants to keep his carrier going he must join Barcelona…

  21. eli says:

    neymar should go to real madrid bcoz that is the ways he want show is talent to the world…neymar i know u are the good plyer…n i know real madrid is the best club 4 you…

  22. danishselecao says:


  23. neymar should go to real madrid

  24. Junnyjay says:

    the riseing star of brazil needs a bigger team 2 boost out is talent as a world class in football,so to my own opinion he needs barcelona to play for due to the world class inder exp.lionel messi,andres iniesta,xavi hanandex, cesc fabregas and many more. i tink for dis of mine he needs to play at barcelona for bigger experience and training for the preparation for d next world cup in brasil……

  25. phenomenon says:

    Going to barcelona a big mistake cuz you would have to warm de bench for them…madrid kind of good opinon buh as a chelsea fan i want him in chelsea…de thing is he is not good enough for ELP just like messi,unlike Ronaldo a world class complete player…….ma advice for you is to join a team that needs you in your favourite position more..like madrid#di maria some times waste..in de middle higuin and benzema some times give headache#..chelsea#torres world best flop#…PSG..
    Infact sometimes you just have to start from a culb that is willing to grow and start a new generation…like PSG , Chelsea..arsenal e.t.c…
    Am not in your..can only offer words the chioce is your to make

  26. STON FCB says:

    well well well..with all ideas analysis we the International Football Association 2012 (IFA 2012) would give reasons on which club would best suit Neymar the 20 years old Brazilian.

    REAL MADRID- a team that has achieve so much ever since their establishment by wining La Liga, Spainish Cup, Copper Del Ray the Champions league, so if Neymar wants to be in a successful team without him contributing to the success well then he must opt for Real Madrid.

    CHELSEA- a team that has achieve so much ever since their establishment by wining EPL, Community Shield, FA cup, Champions league, so if Neymar wants to be in a successful team without him getting time to develop further and making a “name” for himself then he should go for Chelsea where he will have defenders trying to pass the ball to him…

    BARCELONA- a team that has played unique football ever since and the have won all competitions they participated in and currently the WORLD CLUB CHAMPIONS. So Neymar if you want to ensure a future in football then you should go for Barca and play that unique style of football and continue wining….

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