Atletico Madrid star Diego has weighed in on the debate over where Neymar should go in the next transfer window, insisting that Barcelona would best suit his style of play.

Neymar has starred for both Santos and Brazil over the past year, and as a result has attracted attention from numerous clubs around the world.

And while Chelsea have been chasing the 19-year-old, Diego believes that Real Madrid and Barcelona are at the frontline to garner Neymar’s signature, and Barcelona would be the best destination for him.


"For the way Barcelona play and for his development, I think they would be the best option for him," Diego told ESPN.

"But he could go to Real Madrid because they always buy the best players. Neymar is a special player with qualities difficult to find. He's different.

"He is well on track and well advised. I would advise that he takes advantage of the remainder of this period to learn from, and listen to, the people who are really his friends. He is very talented and his career is going well, now he just needs to burst onto the world-stage."

Chelsea were hoping that their Brazilian stars could persuade Neymar into moving to England, and with the youngster long admitting that a move to Chelsea would be a ‘dream’, a deal for the Blues can’t be discounted just yet.

Neymar is said by the Daily Mail to be worth up to £45 million, showing just how valuable he is on the European stage.

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