Barcelona in 60 million-euro deal for NeymarJuly 16th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 16 (IANS) Barcelona has reportedly won the race to sign Brazilian sensation Neymar by securing a 60 million-euro deal for the striker.
The Catalan club is hopeful of bringing Neymar to the Camp Nou after the Olympic Games although it is unlikely he will move before the 2013-14 season, reports Xinhua.
The 20-year-old is currently contracted with Brazilian club Santos until the 2014 World Cup.
Barcelona is understood to have made a down-payment for the star which guarantees his transfer to the reigning FIFA Club World Cup champions.
News of the deal follows calls from former Brazil international strikers Ronaldo and Rivaldo for Neymar to join a European club to fulfil his potential.
The reported deal ends the hopes of Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid, which have also expressed their interest in the starlet.
- Former Brazil coach urges Neymar to shun Barcelona - Sep 05, 2012
- Barcelona aim to unite Neymar and Messi - Mar 11, 2012
- Barcelona in bid to secure Neymar after Olympics - Jul 30, 2012
- Neymar begs Ganso to stay at Santos - Jul 19, 2012
- Neymar, Messi in charity match - Apr 01, 2012
- Santos preparing offer to keep Neymar beyond 2014 - Apr 06, 2012
- At 39, Rivaldo continues football career in Angola (Lead) - Jan 14, 2012
- 2014 World Cup to be best ever: Ronaldo - Mar 18, 2012
- Robinho expected to return to Santos from AC Milan - Mar 23, 2012
- Neymar's father denies bankruptcy fears - Aug 29, 2012
- Club World Cup: Barca demolish Santos to claim title - Dec 18, 2011
- Santos accuses Brazil confederation of burning out Neymar - Jun 15, 2012
- Neymar scores 100th career goal on birthday - Feb 06, 2012
- At 39, Rivaldo continues football career in Angola - Jan 14, 2012
- Chelsea boss Villas Boas wants Neymar - Dec 19, 2011
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