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Brazilian Superstar Neymar Names Chelsea as Possible Dream Destination


Neymar of Santos (Google Creative Commons)

Brazilian superstar Neymar mentioned Chelsea as a possible destination once he finally decides to leave his current club Santos FC for Europe.

During an interview with Esporte Espectacular on Monday, the 21-year-old said, “I dream of playing in Europe for a big club like Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Chelsea.” Neymar has repeatedly said that he will not leave Santos until he is ready, but with such a high-profile player, speculation is always lingering as to where the next world football star will land.

For years, Neymar and his outspoken father (who is also his agent) have told media sources that the youngster will not even consider leaving Santos until after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. And, so far, they both have been true to their word.

While the media has linked Neymar to nearly every big club in Europe, in the end, he will have the pick of the litter. Speculation has been that he will end up at Barcelona as he mentions them nearly every time he is asked the question. Even his father and agent told over the weekend, “Barca is the prime candidate to sign Neymar. That’s what everyone says and expects.” However, with money comes persuasion and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich can certainly break the bank for such a player if he is in the mood.

In his interview with Esporte Espectacular, Neymar’s mention of Chelsea alerted fans and gave them hope. With three prominent Brazilian internationals already on the roster (Oscar, Ramires, and David Luiz), it is not out of the question that the club just might be able to persuade Neymar to join his teammates and become the main attraction.

For Barcelona or Real Madrid, he would simply be another player among the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, and David Villa, or Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, and Karim Benzema. If Neymar truly wants to shine he should seriously consider joining the Blues when the time comes.

His mention of them as among the top clubs he would enjoy playing for is not by accident. While the Spanish clubs have had much success in recent years, Chelsea have their own resume to point to after winning the 2012 Champions League title — and going through Barcelona to do it.

While theories as to where the next great Brazilian superstar will land continue to swirl among fans and the media, the fact is that Neymar has kept his cool and his word that he will not leave his home country for a big European club until after the 2014 World Cup. As he has repeated over and over again in the past several years, “There’s no point in speculating when I’ll leave Santos. I’ll leave when I want to. My place is at Santos right now.”

3 Comments on "Brazilian Superstar Neymar Names Chelsea as Possible Dream Destination"

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  1. neymar pls we barca fans dont need u we already have a world class players, the only team that need is chelsea, i will like if u go there.oscar is waiting for u.

  2. ryanbk says:

    Neymar come to chelsea ur a talented youngster come to chelsea to be with david luiz,ramires,oscar,lucas piazon

  3. kgothatso setsubi says:

    Neymar m a real fan RealMadid s kinda club 4 u plus u get 2 play along the great Critiano

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