Why Barcelona Can't Afford to Wait Another Season to Sign Neymar

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Why Barcelona Can't Afford to Wait Another Season to Sign Neymar
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Barcelona must secure Neymar as soon as possible

Neymar to Barcelona. It could be the transfer of the summer.

It's already been the transfer saga of this and any other year—and this season hasn't even finished yet!

It stands to reason that when such a God-given talent as the Brazilian becomes available, a queue will form—and we know that the major players in the football world are jostling for position for the right to bid for his services.

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell showed his hand very early, stealing a march on his rivals when he negotiated a pre-contract with Neymar's advisers and current employers Santos.

Although the full contract still remains unsigned at this juncture, it would appear to be something of a formality given the news of recent hours, as reported by O Globo.

Let's take a look at why La Blaugrana need to ensure that Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is lining up alongside Lionel Messi for the start of the 2013/14 La Liga season. 

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