Agent says that Chelsea would have paid asking price for Neymar

August 20, 2010 at 18:47 2 comments

Wagner Ribeiro

A day after Neymar decided to stay at Santos, the player’s agent revealed that Chelsea were willing to pay the asking price for the teenager. In an interview on SporTV’s, Arena, Wagner Ribeiro said: “The [Chelsea] delegation, were going to pay the full value [of the buyout clause]. He [Neymar] only stayed because he wanted to. [They] would have paid 35 million euros, but the only thing that mattered were the wishes of the player. [Even] a flight to London was booked for this weekend”.

The agent also added that he doubted that Neymar would see out his new five-year contract and that he expects him to move on within three seasons.

When questioned on Chelsea’s reaction to yesterday’s news, Ribeiro said that the Premier League club thought that Neymar was ‘crazy’ to turn down their offer.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jimmy  |  September 13, 2010 at 12:02

    As usual the big clubs in England have this condesending attitude, especially when they are turned down. Neymar’s time on Europe will come but I think it is best that he stays in Brasil for now. He is an amazing talent who needs more seasoning on and off the pitch. When he does go to Europe I hope it will not be to England. It is fair to say that the track record in England for South Americans in general & Brazilians in specific is not stellar.

    Being a fan of the Brasileirao, I am pleased that they were able, at least for now keep an immense homegrown talent such as Neymar. The pipeline that feeds the rich European teams and drains the smaller clubs abroad must be slowed and better controlled. It is great for the league, it’s fans and again good for Neymar as well to stay at home and play for Santos. Also, Neymar will be an important piece in 2014 and playing domestically will serve the Brazilian national team well.

    Chelsea may have such an inflated sense of self in which they feel obligated to be openly critical of Neymar for his “snub” but intended or not, and to his credit, Neymar took a “big picture” approach and wasn’t blinded by the bait. Currently Neymar is a top flight player but he has just scratched the surface. Going to Chelsea would have severely compromised such growth.

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  • 2. Tivi Media  |  June 14, 2011 at 15:52

    As usual the big clubs in England have this condesending attitude, especially when they are turned down. Neymar’s time on Europe will come but I think it is best that he stays in Brasil for now. He is an amazing talent who needs more seasoning on and off the pitch. When he does go to Europe I hope it will not be to England. It is fair to say that the track record in England for South Americans in general & Brazilians in specific is not stellar.

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