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Neymar thanks Barcelona for their ´affection´

Santos star Neymar has refused to dispel rumours of a proposed transfer to Barcelona, thanking them for their interest in him.

The 21-year-old has been prolific for the Brazilian outfit, and netted all four goals in Santos’ 4-0 win over Uniao Barbarense on Saturday.

It is this type of form which has attracted attention from some of Europe’s biggest sides, including Barcelona’s great rivals Real Madrid.

Various outlets in Brazil have reported that two of the strikers’ representatives, Andre Cury and Marquinhos Malachi, as well as possibly his father, were in Barcelona for talks – suggestions that Neymar has neither confirmed nor denied.

“Who is not a fan of Barcelona?” the two-time South American footballer of the year told Sport.es.

“I’m happy and I appreciate their affection and support. Regardless of whatever team I sign for, I’m one of the happiest people in the world.”

Neymar, who has already amassed 31 international caps, was relatively tight-lipped about any possible move to Europe, but nevertheless has prompted many to believe an announcement on his future may be soon to come.

“It’s what I’ve always said,” he said.

“When my family and I are ready, we will be happy to speak, but for now I ask for calm.”

Sun 14 April, 2013
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15 Comments:

  1. Opoku Ware Patrick says:

    Mourinho is a worried and a confused man..he once said his men are the best in the world now he wants Ramos and Casillas out else he quit Madrid. he is just trying to save his face by using Ramos and casillas as an excuse.

  2. neymar and pele both are of same class, they are just proud of themselves. both of them quality but they cannot compete in todays tough european football. you shit we don”t need you in barcelona.

  3. Mourinho says:

    Lopez is better then cassilias so why not
    And ramos gets to many yellow cards he should change his playing ways

  4. hillary says:

    Some comments mak me want to vomit.How can pele keep comparing himself with messi. He did achieve much 4 his country but dat dosnt bring him to d class of messi or maradona..as per ronaldo am yet to hear anyone compare him to d 2 futbal legends..pele n maradona so wat the heck him n messi..who maradona himself agrees is beter than he ever was..remove sentiment and be real..Messi is all time besT.

  5. Z Tyatyeka says:

    Pele u r very plz leave Messi alone bcz he doesn’t deserve this u r very jealous

  6. Baka says:

    Would like to see neymar firs play at porto
    Or totenham
    And then Explode ontothe nog stage and go barca , real or englands biggest

  7. sfonyo says:

    neymar is a great player and will add quality to the barcelona squad.

  8. pele says:

    messi is nothing as long as Argentina dindnt win world cup

  9. SAMFIZZY says:

    Neymar is a very gud youngster nd i think he wil excel more if he goes to Barcelona….Barca has been his dreamed club so he should jst follow his heart….Remember @ Neymar (if u cum to barca,ur asured of winning d world best player wen d tym cums)…..UP NEYMAR

  10. SAMFIZZY says:

    Pele was able to win 3 W cup becus in his days,they where playing ball nd in dis 21st, we play wat is called football…if he was better dan messi so y didn’t he win the world best play more dan 5 times becus i kw messi stil has more awards to cum…. Messi is better than pele if u ask me.. Can pele compare himself with Diago Maradona?

  11. Vinnie says:

    I am right bout modric n neymar is in d same category. With messi n co. there creating chances, neymar shld bang his head on d wall if he dont do well. Most good players would, with the chances created. I look at neymar n just c him as good NOT great n NOT worth the price. Oscar of chelsea n coutinho of liverpool r better. Put messi n ronaldo in most teams n they wl impact but neymar wll not. Great promotors to over rate n overprice neymar though.

    Messi comes 2nd to me. Maradona still d greatest. Maradona almost singlehanded won titles for argentina n napoli. Had he not been caught for doping, he wld win another 1. Messi is only good with great players around him but beter than ronaldo.

  12. Memo says:

    its true neymar is a young star and hope he could us win a thropie this year but madrid hasnt won a champions league in 11 years and only 1 la liga in 5 years

  13. bravestarr says:

    barcelona needed defenders

  14. Daniel says:

    gudl luck to him

  15. vinn says:

    let him compete with messi

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