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Total Football Scout - Neymar

In the latest Total Football Scout, Marcus Banks takes a look at Brazil's most exciting prospect, Neymar. If you haven't been watching this guy's goals on YouTube, then you must at least have heard the endless transfer rumours linking him with a move to one of Europe's top clubs.

With Brazil hosting the World Cup is just over two years time, Neymar really could be the player to watch out for in world football.

NAME: NEYMAR

POSITION: STRIKER

AGE: 20

CLUB: SANTOS

SQUAD NUMBER: N/A

NATIONALITY: BRAZIL

HEIGHT: 5’9”

WEIGHT: 60 KG

MARKET VALUE: £25,000,000

HE’S A BIT LIKE: LIONEL MESSI

The amount of interest in Neymar speaks for itself. Arguably the two best clubs in the world are locked in battle for Neymar’s signature. Barcelona and Real Madrid are both chasing the young Brazilian along with Chelsea, PSG and big Russian spenders Anzhi Makhachkala. Often compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar has been lighting up the Brazilian league with pace, dribbling and expert finishing. He is a genius on the ball at such a tender age. His quality was emphasised by winning the FIFA Puskas award for scoring the best goal of the season against Flamengo in the 5-4 win. Neymar has commited his immediate future to Santos after the Brazilian club increased the striker’s wages by 50% matching the amount that top European clubs would be paying him. Neymar's intentions are to stay at Santos until after the 2014 World Cup which then after will surely see him test him skills in Europe where he is set to shine.

Click on any of the names below to see our other Total Football Scout features:

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Ryo Miyaichi

Marc Andre ter Stegen

Gerard Deulofeu

Georginio Wijnaldum

Alexandre Lacazette

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Ross Barkley

Daniel Sturridge

Phil Jones

Raheem Sterling

Julian Draxler

Oriel Romeu

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain


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