Brazilian Superstar Neymar Rules Out Barcelona Move

Neymar rules out imminent Nou Camp switch.

Brazilian superstar Neymar has insisted he will only play alongside Lionel Messi if the Argentine joining Santos.

Neymar has been consistently linked with a move to Barcelona in the past six months, with reports last week suggesting the Catalans had already agreed a £32m deal with Santos for the 20-year-old.

The Brazil international dropped a massive hint last week that Barca were his preferred destination, telling Marca: “To play alongside Messi would be a dream or even just training with him would make me happy.”

But Neymar has since had a change of heart, joking that the only way he will play with Messi in the forseeable future is if the new dad leaves the Nou Camp for the Morumbi.

“For now, I will only play alongside Messi if he opts to join Santos,” the tricky attacker was quoted as saying by El Mundo.

“It’s possible for Santos to sign him. All we have to do is sell half of the city!”

Neymar went on to stress that he has not been in touch with either Barca or Real Madrid and that his only focus is his current club.

“I don’t know anything about Barcelona. One day I’m linked with a move there, and another day I’m supposedly on my way to Madrid. I have a contract with Santos until 2014, though, and that’s all I know.”

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