Dunga urges Neymar to snub European interest

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Brazilian legend Dunga has urged Neymar to shun Premier League interest and stay at Santos.

The 20-year-old sensation already has 25 international caps for the Selecao, and is widely regarded as one of the best players in world football alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, the player has been urged to move to one of world football’s biggest leagues by a number of high-profile figures in the game, with the doubters still believing that Neymar must prove himself away from his homeland if he’s to be held in the highest regard.

Former Brazil boss Dunga believes a move abroad can come in the future, but is hopeful that the Santos superstar remains for a few more years to come.

"He should not play in Europe now. He can take a call after three years. He is currently the best player in Brazil but he needs to gain more experience. He is Brazil’s best asset to win trophies,” Dunga said at a press conference, according to

"For now I feel he should stay in Brazil. If he moves to Europe now, he will have to adapt to a new environment and that could affect his form. His target should be to do well in World Cup 2014 and for that it's best if he remains in Brazil."

Chelsea and Manchester City have both been heavily linked with a move for the player, although Spanish giants Barcelona are thought to be favourites for his signature.

And, if you were in any doubt about the abilities of Neymar, watch the video below and see some silky skills alongside compatriot Lucas Moura…

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