It had been sensationally claimed by Dani Alves that Barcelona had already agreed a deal to sign Neymar in the future, but those reports have been denied by Santos vice-president Odilio Rodrigues. Who now claims the player is in talks over a new deal.
Santos have always insisted the forward will remain at the club until at least after the 2014 World Cup, due to be held in Brazil.
The club have now revealed they have opened negotiations over a new extended deal for the forward, playing down the earlier comments by Alves.
“The club’s managing committee has already decided, we intend to extend his [Neymar’s] contract beyond 2014, we are working to make that happen,” Rodrigues told UOL.
“We have already opened talks with Neymar’s father, who denies there is any kind of agreement [with Barcelona] and we believe him. He said Neymar will be where he is happy.” (Sky Sports)
There are so many reports in the media about the Brazilian that he is in the media daily and it must be boring for many fans to read about his future. But he is the most sought after youngster on the planet and the world will continue to wonder where his next destination will be.