Santos president admits Barca leading race for Neymar
Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira has admitted that Barcelona have gained the upper hand in the race for Neymar.
The Brazilian hotshot was widely tipped to join Real Madrid, but it looks as though he could move to Barcelona instead.
“It’s true that Barcelona have contacted Neymar, we are in contact with Sandro Rossel and I think, at this moment, he is closer to Barcelona than Real Madrid,” Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira told RAC 1.
The player himself also confirmed that he has been contacted by the Spanish giants.
“Real Madrid and Barcelona have come calling for me. Both clubs want me, I can confirm it, but I have not reached an agreement with any of them,” Neymar told AS.
“The interest from Spain’s big two makes it that my confidence is very high because I am being followed by two big clubs like these.”
Tue 6 September, 2011