Santos have reiterated that their star player Neymar will only be leaving Brazil if the Blues can come up with the 28.75 million Pounds release fee. After a good display against the USA on Tuesday, Chelsea have once again shown interest in the teen prodigy.
Neymar and Pato combined well to give Brazil a deserved victory after a rather poor performance from their stars in the World Cup. In fact both players are being compared to the Ronaldo and Rivaldo killer partnership that was so effective in the 2002 finals.
Chelsea’s initial bid of 17 million Pounds was rejected and it does not seem likely that the London outfit will be ready to part with anything higher than 20 million for the starlet.
According to Santos president, if Chelsea can raise the release fee, then they can buy him.
“The clause is there,” he told the Brazilian press. “If they pay it, they can take him.”
To be honest, Neymar would be a great option for Chelsea however, Santos should be concerned with nurturing his talent than making money. At only 18 Neymar still has a lot to learn. Moreover, his style of play is not suited to the EPL.
Moving to England could result in a catastrophic consequences for his career- a good example being fellow club mate Robinho. I don’t know if its just me, but i have noticed that most Brazilian who play in the EPL rarely play for their National side. And the few who do are not too good either.
Now, the EPL is a fantastic league however, i just don’t think it is suited for the Brazilians. Another perfect example would be Kleberson. A perfect 2002 World Cup, Sir Alex Ferguson quickly signed him however, the Brazilian only should glimpses of his talent before being sold.
Anderson is also another Brazilian who rarely plays for his national team. Now, these might be only selected players however, they do speak volumes about the Brazilian style of play.
While the English focus more on technique and physique, the Brazilians are more focused on attacking and flair. This is the major reason why many Brazilians do not play in England at least according to me.
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