Why Neymar Would Solidify Barcelona's Hopes for Champions League Glory

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Why Neymar Would Solidify Barcelona's Hopes for Champions League Glory
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Brazilian forward Neymar, currently of Santos, has been linked with a transfer again this summer, with Barcelona one of the favourites to secure his signature.

Indeed, some outlets have already credited Barcelona with having made an original payment towards signing the talented youngster whenever he does leave South America.

It remains to be seen if he does depart for Europe this summer, next summer or even waits until after the World Cup in his homeland in 2014, but if the Blaugrana have serious aspirations of winning the UEFA Champions League in Tito Vilanova's debut season, they would do well to capture him in the next few weeks.

Here are five reasons why Neymar could be key to their hopes of landing Europe's most prestigious prize.

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