Barcelona target Neymar declares he and his father will decide about his future club
Neymar’s transfer saga just took a new turn. Apparently, DIS (an investment group) has a say over Neymar’s playing rights.
The Brazilian football prodigy, who has been linked with top notch European football clubs for over two years now, has declared that DIS might own part of his playing rights but it is he who will decide where he wants to play at in the future.
Meanwhile, DIS is allowed to negotiate with clubs interested in signing Neymar. DIS, who have a 40 percent share in Neymar’s playing rights are interested in a transfer to Real Madrid or Barcelona.
In the wake of such reports, Neymar came in front of media to declare that DIS will make no final decisions on where his future lies.
The 20-year-old Brazil international has been linked with football giants across Europe; Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Juventus.
However, few clubs have come forth as serious competitors for the Santos forward Neymar, such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
According to rumors, Neymar has inked a gentleman’s agreement with Barcelona last summer. However, the President of Santos refuted such rumors and insisted that it was Neymar who would actually decide where he wants to go.
Neymar inked a long term contract with Santos last year. The striker claims he is not leaving the Brazilian outfit anytime soon.
Neymar has often stated that he will join a big club after 2014 World Cup, which is being held in his homeland, Brazil. Nonetheless, this hasn’t stopped speculation about Neymar’s imminent transfer move.
“DIS might own a percentage of my rights, as you all know, but they don't decide about my life," Neymar told Lancenet after appearing in the 200th game for Santos.
“My father and I decide about that. When you hear me or my father saying I'll leave, then you can believe that will happen.
“There are always rumors and I always say that I'll stay. And you keep saying that I'll leave. So, please, at least for once believe my word.”