Neymar has no preference for Barcelona or Real Madrid transfer

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Santos star Neymar, a reported target for Premier League trio Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United, says he would have no preference if presented with the opportunity of a transfer to Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Neymar has established himself as one of the most highly coveted players on the planet and, along with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Spain's two most prominent clubs, the 21-year-old Brazilian has also been linked with a transfer to Bayern Munich.

La Liga, however, would appear to be the most likely destination for Neymar when he eventually decides to move to Europe, with Barcelona and Real Madrid battling to claim the signature of the Brazil international.

Barcelona have long been the frontrunners to sign Neymar, with reports of an agreement already in place for a summer transfer window move, although the player has since denied he is set to complete a move to the Camp Nou.

Neymar has now spoken of his admiration for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, and claims he ranks neither club above the other, and would be equally as happy with a transfer to Catalonia or the Santiago Bernabeu.

"I have no preference for Barcelona or Real Madrid. They are both great clubs that are respected by everyone. They each have their own history and fantastic players," Neymar told Cope

"In the past few years, Barcelona have impressed the entire world with the way they play. They are one of the best teams in the world.

"Playing in Europe continues to be a dream, but I do not know whether it will happen soon. Only I decide when I'm ready for it.

"I will make the move when I make the decision myself. It's not about anybody else, but solely my call. If I feel I have to go now, I'll leave now. But if I want to stay for five more years, I'll leave in five years..."

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