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Brazilian superstar Neymar will be heading to Europe soon. The team that is looking more and more likely to receive his services is FC Barcelona.
On Monday, Le Sport 10 (via TribalFootball.com) reported that Neymar has told Santos FC that he will only leave for FC Barcelona.
Neymar rejected a contract extension with Santos last week as well.
While Neymar may be wearing blaugrana next season, a few years ago, Neymar was on the verge of wearing the blanco of Real Madrid.
In an interview with FIFA.com last year, former Real Madrid player and football legend Roberto Carlos told the website that around 2006, a then-14-year-old Neymar traveled to Spain to visit Real Madrid.
"I first met Neymar when he was 14, when he came to Spain to have a look around at Real Madrid," said Roberto Carlos. "You could definitely tell then and from watching videos of him that he could play a bit."
Neymar spent two weeks at Madrid. And as we all know, Neymar never went back to Spain, as he stayed at Santos.
Madrid nearly had the Brazilian wonderkid in their hands, but for whatever reason, they weren't able to sign Neymar.
Real Madrid not being able to sign Neymar back in 2006 could end up being one of the most influential things to happen to FC Barcelona's future if he is signed.
Let's hope Neymar will become Lionel Messi's teammate soon.
Xoel, The Voice of FC Barcelona.
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