Chelsea’s number one Brazilian target Neymar has revealed he would love to play for the club one day, with the 19-year-old taking advice from Blues stars Ramires and David Luiz in evaluating his options.
“I know about these teams; Chelsea, Manchester – to play for them are the dreams of all players,” Neymar said.
“I know about players in England – Drogba, Lampard, Gerrard – these are very good players. I have spoken to Ramires and David Luiz and they say England is a very good country and London is a beautiful place to live.”
Neymar singled out Chelsea for extra praise, saying that it was an honour to be a target for the Stamford Bridge club.
“To play in Europe is my dream. I was very proud of Chelsea's interest and I hope to keep playing well so that this proposal can happen again,” the Brazilian said.
Neymar looks set to stay with Santos for at least another season, with the youngster hoping to become even better, so he can head to England and start games rather than being left on the bench.
“I was very happy about Chelsea's interest because it is a club which every player would like to play for, but at that moment the right decision was to stay at Santos,” Neymar said.
After starring in a friendly against Scotland this year and scoring twice in a 2-0 win, Brazil international Neymar put all the top English clubs on high alert. Carlo Ancelotti commented that, "he's very young, a fantastic talent.”
Neymar has often been dubbed the ‘next Pele’, for his brilliant attacking style and his routes in Santos.