Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits if he had the money he would try and sign Brazilian sensation Neymar.
The 19-year-old, already a regular in Brazil's side, has emerged as the hottest young talent on the planet in the last 18 months.
Real Madrid looked to have beaten off strong competition from Barcelona and Chelsea to land his signature over the summer.
But instead Santos persuaded him to remain in his homeland until after the World Cup finals in 2014, which will be held in Brazil, and he penned a long-term deal.
And Wenger understands the excitement surrounding the player, who he would have no qualms about moving for.
"If I had the money today, I'd put it on Neymar," Wenger told The Sun.
"You can't say that Neymar is Pele as he had won the World Cup by the age of 17.
"He has the potential to be one of the future great strikers but at the moment there's a big difference between the Brazilian league and a European league."