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Pele urges Neymar to snub Premier League switch

Neymar has been heavily linked with a move to Europe (©GettyImages)
Neymar has been heavily linked with a move to Europe (©GettyImages).

Brazilian legend Pele has urged Santos sensation Neymar to snub a move to the Premier League for the sake of his career.

Neymar has established himself as one of the hottest young prospects on the planet, and is expected to lead Brazil's charge for glory on home soil at the 2014 World Cup.

Speculation over if and more likely when he will leave current club Santos and head to Europe has been rife in recent months, despite his insistence that he will stay put until the end of his contract after the World Cup.

Barcelona are said to have already put a €10 millon down-payement on the 20-year-old ahead of a €40 million switch to the Nou Camp in 2013 or 2014.

Manchester United are also said to be keen on taking the talented youngster, and reportedly failed with a last-gasp £38 million bid in the dying minutes of the summer transfer window.

However Pele, who has previously tipped Neymar to out-shine Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to become the best player in the world, believes he should snub future offers from Manchester United or any other English club.

The three-time World Cup winner said: "Neymar would be better in Spain or France.”

Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in the Olympic silver medalist in the past, as have Real Madrid.

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