Santos forward Neymar says playing for Barcelona would be a dream, but is open to other potential destinations.
The gifted attacker is wanted by a string of the top clubs in Europe, and although he considers Barca to be a great side, he insisted he has no special preference for a move to Camp Nou.
“I’m sure the time will come to play in Europe,” he was quoted as saying by AS.
“It’s a childhood dream, but I think it still has not arrived.
“Barcelona have players I have always admired and I think I could play there. They have great footballers and that’s one of my dreams, but no, I never had a preference for Barcelona.”
Neymar made clear his only desire is to be happy wherever he is playing football, and has no intention of quitting his boyhood club just yet.
“I am a santista because my family has grown up here, and I do not see myself in another team,” he said.
“I don’t have the goal of being the best in the world.
“I just want to be happy wherever I am. I want to be calm, to be cheerful when I play, and at Santos I’m happy.”