Chelsea target’s agent – ‘€26m makes me laugh’

Published Add your comment

Football News

Neymar’s agent has dismissed reports that the Brazilian starlet is headed to Chelsea for €26 million, laughing off the price that various newspapers are reporting.

"In August Santos refused a proposal of €35m, how is [it is] that [Chelsea owner] Roman Abramovich would now offer €26m [£23m]? It makes no sense and makes me laugh,” Wagner Ribeiro told Brazilian publication Brazil Marca.


Ribeiro insisted that Neymar is planning to return to Santos next season, rather than heading to Chelsea as multiple reports have said, and that the 19-year-old is not ready to leave Brazil yet.

"He does not [want to], and will not, leave Santos. He is happy and focused on the Libertadores.

"Of course he will arouse interest, that is just natural because of his performances on the field - but I guarantee you there is no proposal for him.

"You have to pay €45m [£39.75m] for him, yet Santos have to want to sell and now Santos do not want to."

Abramovich is reportedly desperate to bring the wonderkid to Chelsea, particularly after he starred for Brazil against Scotland in a recent friendly, but Neymar looks set to stay in Brazil for another season at least.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again