The father of Brazilian Starlet Neymar reacted angrily to Santos rejection of Chelsea’s 17 Million Pound offer for his son. I can only imagine how the senior Neymar must be feeling. With the many of his fans still coming to terms with his exclusion from Brazil’s World Cup Squad, Neymar Da Silva was at least hoping that Chelsea’s interest in his son would materialise without any glitches.
Neymar’s club career has been exceptional to say the least. Since January this year, the 18 year old has made 30 appearances for Santos and scored 27 goals. It is his keen eye for goal and lightning pace that attracted EPL club Chelsea to contract his services.
An infuriated Neymar Da Silva expressed his anger at Santos decision in an interview with Lancenet.
“Santos just said ‘no’ before even talking with us,” he said to Lancenet. “Why would they do that?
”They must listen to Neymar to know what he has to say about it.”
Any club would want to hold onto their star player and Neymar Sr should understand that this is just part of a normal transfer deal. However, if Santos hold on too long they may see his value depreciate at an alarming rate.
Santos explained its decision to reject Chelsea’s offer stating that they are not willing to sell any of their players anytime soon. Moreover, i do not think Santos is ready to see another precious talent underutilized.
Robinho was Neymar’s age back in 2002 when he made headlines with Santos for his exciting play. Three years later, he joined Spanish giants Real Madrid in a move that put him on course to become the world’s greatest player.
Years earlier, Pele had tipped him to become his heir as the country’s next best footballer. Things did not turn out as expected and after 5 years playing in Spain and England Robinho returned home to his childhood club Santos having failed to live up to the billing.
There is no denying Robinho’s talent. In fact in my opinion, he is still very talented. Its only a shame that he failed to win individual awards like the World Player of the year and the European player of the year. At 26, Robinho still has hope of playing in the 2014 World Cup that will be hosted in Brazil. Winning the cup on home soil would definitely be an achievement like no other.
Such an experience should serve as a reminder for Neymar that he should always produce his best if he wants to be remembered as one of the Brazilian legends.
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