LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Brazilian super star Neymar is eyeing a move to one of Europe’s big sides and Barclays Premier League side Chelsea is apparently amongst the clubs he would welcome a move to.
Chelsea has the resources and spending power to land a player like Neymar, who would certainly fancy a move to play alongside fellow Brazilian Oscar, David Luiz and Ramires.
At the same time, Neymar, who has been scouted by several top clubs around the globe, also mentioned Spanish giants Barcelona, who, according to reports, are leading the race to land his signature, as well as fellow La Liga side Real Madrid.
It is widely being reported that Premier League big spenders Manchester City are also targeting the Santos FC striker, but he seems to have narrowed down his list of transfer possibilities already.
Barcelona have been linked to the 21-year-old for some time now and he has revealed that he couldn’t turn down a chance to play alongside the likes of Lionel Messi Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
“Who wouldn’t dream about playing alongside Lionel Messi, Xavi and Iniesta?” Neymar was quoted as saying. “They’re all great players.
“I dream of playing in Europe, for a big club like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea.”
Of the three clubs mentioned, Neymar said Barcelona are highest on his list.
He said: “Yes, Barcelona [impress me the most], they have great players like Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas and Dani Alves.
“But there’s no point in speculating when I’ll leave Santos. I’ll leave when I want to.”
Barca has a host of star attackers, including David Villa and Alexis Sanchez, who could both leave in the summer, and Neymar is well aware that things could get crowded at Camp Nou.
“I don’t know where I would fit in if I joined Barca,” he admitted, adding, “but I know my place is at Santos right now.”
The Spanish La Liga leaders have been very quiet on the possibilities of snapping up Neymar.