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Barcelona would like Neymar to join after the Olympics, reveals vice-president

Posted Sunday, July 29, 2012 by Goal.com268 hits

Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has hinted at a summer move for Neymar, declaring that he hopes the striker joins the club after the conclusion of the Olympic Games. Catalunya has repeatedly been suggested as the likeliest destination for the Santos forward, who is currently away on international duty with Brazil in their quest for a gold medal at London 2012. The Blaugrana sup...Full Story »

Barcelona would like Neymar to join after the Olympics, reveals vice president

Posted Sunday, July 29, 2012 by YAHOO Sport66 hits

Barcelona vice president Josep Maria Bartomeu has hinted at a summer move for Neymar, declaring that he hopes the striker joins the club after the conclusion of the Olympic Games. Catalunya has repeatedly been suggested as the likeliest destination for the Santos forward, who is currently away on international duty with Brazil in the quest for a gold medal at London 2012. The Blaugrana supremo...Full Story »

Neymar: Messi deserves to win Ballon d'Or

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by ESPN548 hits

Santos striker Neymar predicts Argentina star Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or and claims the Barcelona forward would be fully deserving of the award. Neymar is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in world football and not without good reason; the 20-year-old is known for his incredible turn of pace, mesmeric dribbling, technical ability and lethal finishing, qualities which has serve...Full Story »

Neymar: Oscar will be a winner at Chelsea

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2012 by The Sun322 hits

HOUSEHOLD NEYM ... Brazil ace says pal Oscar (left) would be a hit NEYMAR has backed his Brazil team-mate Oscar to be a huge success if he joins Chelsea. Oscar, 20, is close to sealing a £25million move to Stamford Bridge. And Neymar, 19, said: “He is one of the most intelligent players I have played with. “He has everything to be a big success.”Full Story »

With Beckham out, all eyes on Giggs and Neymar

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2012 by YAHOO Sport122 hits

SAO PAULO (AP) -- With David Beckham's Olympic dream over, it will be former teammate Ryan Giggs and young Brazilian star Neymar attracting all the attention at the men's football tournament in London. Beckham failed to make the British team, ending his chances to cap a successful career with an Olympic victory at home, so it will be up to the 38-year-old Manchester United veteran and the 20-ye...Full Story »

Ronaldinho: Messi & Neymar are the best in the world

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2012 by Goal.com429 hits

New Atletico Mineiro signing Ronaldinho has admitted that he is honoured to have been named as a key influence in the development of Lionel Messi and Neymar, and named the Barcelona and Santos stars as the two best players in the world. The former Barca, Milan and Gremio playmaker joined the Galo in May after cutting short his time with Brasileirao rivals Flamengo in acrimonious circumstance...Full Story »

Romario: Neymar is not far behind Messi

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by Goal.com275 hits

Brazil legend Romario is of the opinion that Santos star Neymar is almost at the same level as Barcelona ace Lionel Messi. The 20-year-old has often earned comparisons with Messi since breaking into the Peixe first team in 2009, despite admitting on several occasions that he rates the Argentine higher than himself. Romario has no doubt that Neymar is the most gifted Brazilian footballer righ...Full Story »

Messi's father: My son & Neymar get on well

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2012 by Goal.com994 hits

Argentina star Lionel Messi has a good relationship with Brazil forward Neymar, the Barcelona attacker's father has claimed. At the age of 20, Neymar has often earned comparisons with Messi, with Brazil legend Pele claiming earlier in the week that the Santos prodigy is a more complete player than the three-time Ballon d'Or winner. Barcelona have been long been linked with a move for the Bra...Full Story »

Santos open to offers for Neymar

Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by ESPN632 hits

Despite Neymar being linked to Real Madrid and Barcelona, Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro does not foresee the attacker leaving the club until next year. Undoubtedly the hottest prospect playing in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A, Neymar has attracted attention from a host of European giants. Although he signed a new contract with Santos last year, reports have indicated that La Liga s...Full Story »

Barcelona vice-president rules out move for Neymar this summer

Posted Friday, May 25, 2012 by YAHOO Sport142 hits

Barcelona vice-president Josep Bartomeu has all but ruled out a swoop for Neymar this summer, and he also believes that the Catalans do not need many transfers ahead of the 2012-13 campaign. The Catalans were beaten to the Liga title by Real Madrid, while they were eliminated from the Champions League by Chelsea, but Bartomeu feels that the core of their squad is already strong enough, and will...Full Story »

Neymar gets a chance to prove his worth in London

Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by YAHOO Sport234 hits

SAO PAULO (AP) Neymar's motivation to become one of Brazil's greatest players, the one expected to lead the team to its first Olympic gold medal, is no secret. The young man with the scoring touch says it out loud for everyone to hear: It's a love affair. A love affair with football. A love affair with the ball. "My dad always taught me that you need to have a special relationship with the bal...Full Story »

Santos fighting to keep Neymar

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 by ESPN378 hits

Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira insists they will fight to keep Neymar beyond 2014 amid reported interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid. Neymar has long been the subject of transfer speculation, even after the 20-year-old agreed a contract extension last November that ties him to Santos until at least the 2014 World Cup. And the Brazil international's future remains a hot topic, mu...Full Story »

Neymar nets hat trick as Santos beats Sao Paulo in Campeonato semifinal

Posted Monday, April 30, 2012 by YAHOO Sport99 hits

Santos forward Neymar added to his burgeoning reputation by scoring a hat-trick in his side's 3-1 win over Sao Paulo in the semi-final of the Campeonato Paulista. The 20-year-old wonderkid netted a superb penalty in the first half to give his side the lead; his 13th of the competition and also his 100th for the club. The man who Pele has described recently as 'the best in the world' then made ...Full Story »

Neymar rejects Chelsea to sign for Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2012 by hits

Barcelona have won the race to sign Brazil prodigy Neymar - and reports claim he will sign for them for around £50m in 2014. The Santos forward is one of the most sought after stars in the world and the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid have all claimed an interest in him. But it appears Barcelona have done enough to convince Neymar to join them, having agreed a deal in ...Full Story »

Neymar tipped to surpass Messi

Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2012 by ESPN359 hits

Brazilian legend Ronaldo believes Santos striker Neymar has the potential to become a better player than Barcelona's Lionel Messi. Neymar, only 20 years of age, is regarded as the best attacking player the Brazilian league has to offer at the moment. The talented youngster recently put pen to paper and signed a new deal with his club Santos, despite suggested interest from Spanish giants Real...Full Story »

Santos hit out at Brazil's Menezes over Neymar comments

Posted Monday, March 12, 2012 by Goal.com378 hits

Santos vice-president Odilio Rodrigues Filho has launched a scathing attack on Brazil coach Mano Menezes over his comments regarding Neymar. Earlier on Sunday, Menezes had suggested that Neymar should move to Europe to distance himself from the never-ending scrutiny that he is a target of. The Seleccao coach is of the opinion that the pressure on the 20-year-old could hinder his progression...Full Story »

Brazil squad reunites gifted Ronaldinho, Neymar, Ganso

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by YAHOO Sport109 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Brazil could field Ronaldinho, Neymar and Paulo Henrique Ganso, a key trio in their 2014 World Cup ambitions, when they meet Bosnia in a friendly in Switzerland on Feb. 28. Flamengo captain Ronaldinho and the Santos pair, striker Neymar and playmaker Ganso, were included in a 23-man squad named on Tuesday by coach Mano Menezes. Menezes first fielded the trio ...Full Story »

Neymar to play for Santos until 2014

Posted Friday, January 20, 2012 by YAHOO Sport189 hits

Neymar, the Brazilian star who will turn 20 in February, said he plans to continue playing for the Santos Football Club until July 2014. He was in Montevideo to receive the accolade of best player in the Americas, awarded by the Uruguayan newspaper El Pais. "I do not plan to go now, I have many things to do in Santos," he said when asked by reporters about European clubs that are trying to h...Full Story »

Santos' Neymar: I did not meet with Barcelona on Tuesday

Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2012 by YAHOO Sport86 hits

Santos forward Neymar has stated that he did not hold talks with Barcelona on Tuesday. Spanish sources had claimed that Raul Sanllehi, director of football for the Catalan giants, had met with Neymar in Barcelona, where the Brazilian sensation spent the day shooting a commercial for a sponsor. Neymar has assured that he did not meet with any Barca official during the day, but could not guarant...Full Story »

Neymar voted South America’s Footballer of Year

Posted Sunday, January 01, 2012 by YAHOO Sport271 hits

MONTEVIDEO, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Brazil’s teenage striker Neymar, who won the Copa Libertadores with Santos, has been voted South American soccer’s Footballer of the Year. Uruguay’s Oscar Washington Tabarez was named coach of the year for the second time in a row after steering his World Cup semi-finalists to a record 15th Copa America crown in July. Neymar, who inspired Sant...Full Story »

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