Barcelona striker Neymar admits he would like to play in the Premier League in future
The Brazil international has been repeatedly linked with a move to Manchester United in the past, though it would likely mean the Red Devils breaking the world-record £89million fee they paid Juventus for France star Paul Pogba last summer.
Neymar, who has scored 99 goals in 176 appearances since joining Barca from Santos in 2013, signed a new contract at Camp Nou in October that runs until 2021.
The 25-year-old says he would like to experience life in England in the future after praising the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.
The Barca attacker is quoted by Sky Sports as telling SunSport:
‘The Premier League is a championship that amazes me. I like the playing style and the teams. And who knows, someday, I would like to play at it, yes.
‘In the Premier League you never know who is going to win or who will be champions, it is always a surprise.’
‘I admire Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool — these are the teams that are always there fighting.
‘And then you have high-level coaches like [Jose] Mourinho and [Pep] Guardiola. These are coaches with whom any player would like to work.’
However it’s difficult to see that happening for at least another 3 years but maybe by the time the €225m-rated Neymar approaches 30 he might think about a new challenge.