Santos star confirms intention to make European move.
Brazilian youngster Neymar has confirmed his wish to move to Europe, but says he has no preference on whether he signed for Barcelona or Real Madrid.
The 21-year old has been linked with a move to both the Spanish giants and insists he is keeping his options open, although he does have special admiration for Barcelona’s style of play.
“I don’t have any preference. Barcelona and Real Madrid are two great clubs, each one with their own history,” he told radio show ‘El Partido de las 12.’
“Barcelona have scared everyone over the past few years with their football and are without doubt one of the best teams in the world.
“It is a dream to play in Europe. I don’t know when it will be. It is a decision that will be down to me and I will communicate it when I have decided.”
The Santos striker was also asked for his opinion on the relentless comparisons between Madrid and Barcelona’s star players – Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
“They are two great players. Any team would want them,” he said.
“Each one has their own characteristics and they are not comparable. They are two legends, two stars, two idols.
“But if had to vote for the best player in the world today I would go for Messi.”
Neymar’s long-term goal though is to lead his country to World Cup glory in their own backyard next year, but he is all too aware of the uphill task La Selecao face despite home advantage.
“We will have to work very hard if we want to win and be champions. To win the World Cup is a dream that I have.”