Santos say Manchester City have first refusal on Neymar

March 20, 2010 at 08:45 3 comments

Neymar to Manchester City?

Santos have denied that they have held talks with Chelsea about the Brazilian’s highly-talented forward, Neymar. On Friday, the O Globo newspaper reported that Chelsea might be willing to offer around US$35 million (£23 million) for the 18-year-old. Santos, though, refuted this and added that they would only consider offers of around US$47 million (£31 million). The Brazilians also said that Manchester City would be given first refusal of signing Neymar. This is because of a clause written in to the contract that took Robinho back to Santos giving the English club a first option on the youngster. City have until 4th August to decide on whether they wish to act on the option. Neymar is having a fabulous season at Santos and was instrumental in taking poor old Remo to the cleaners earlier this week.

For more on Neymar and the controversial penalty-taking technique, the paradinha, click here

Our FootBrazil video report on Neymar is here

For Neymar: the new Robinho or just another Lulinha, click here

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Matt  |  March 22, 2010 at 07:45

    From what I gather, the increased talk of Neymar moving to either Chelsea or Man City coincides with an investment group buying out a 40% share of Neymar’s registration from his family.

    Read into that what you will but doesn’t it seem like their just trying to cash in on their investment?

    You heard anything about this Jon?

    I don’t envisage either club making a move for him anytime soon, he’s a lovely player for far too lightweight at this time. I think his career would be far better served staying for another 3 years in Brazil.

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  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  March 22, 2010 at 11:08

    Sonda bought that share at least a year ago but of course they’re keen to make a quick profit on their outlay.
    i think he’s got the ability and arrogance (and i mean this in a positive way) to play anywhere and he could do it right now. the problem with Neymar is that he’s only just turned 18 and really wants to play for fun (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). i think the best thing would be for a club to buy him now and then loan him back to Santos for a year or so just to let him grow up a little

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  • 3. singhsingham27  |  June 11, 2014 at 07:56

    Thank You, for sharing this information it was very helpful.
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