Neymar plans to stay for now
Brazilian admits he wants to move abroad at some point
By Paulo Freitas. Last Updated: September 6, 2012 9:00pm
Neymar: Plans to see out his contract at Santos until 2014
Santos ace Neymar admits he wants to play abroad in the future, but is happy to stay in Brazil for the time being.
Neymar, who was the subject of speculation linking him with Manchester United earlier this week, is one of the most sought-after players in the world after impressing for club ans country over the last two years.
The likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid have been credited with a long-term interest in the skilful attacker with Santos widely expected to sell him to the highest bidder in the future.
The 20-year-old, who has seen Brazil team-mates Lucas Moura and Oscar move to Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea this summer, believes a move to Europe is too soon for him as yet and that he plans to fulfil his contract with Santos until 2014.
"I do want to play abroad, I never denied that I have that dream," Neymar told Globo Esporte.
"Oscar's and Lucas Moura's moment [to leave] have come and sooner or later I'll go too, but it's a bit too early.
"I am under contract with Santos until 2014 and I intend to see it out. So for now I'll watch my friends play on television".