14 December 2011

Contact with Neymar in Japan

Barca executives follow the match between Santos and Kashiwa Reysol with the young Brazilian star as the main focus.


FC Barcelona use his stay in Japan to strengthen relations with Neymar and President Santos, Luis Alvaro de Oliveira, with the idea of ​​consolidating its options for the young star to sign Brazilian medium term. A Neymar be communicated to the executives of Barca sign that they wish to play next summer and as soon as next to Leo Messi and the rest of 'Pep Team'.

The azulgrana club are interested in this player control points, according to all technical reports, a global crack will not let any opportunity to let them know. The intent of the directive is to maintain Catalan contact within hours with the Brazilian striker to explain face to face with their desire for services from 2014, when he finished his contract with Santos.

Raul Sanllehí, executive of the sports area that once already traveled to Brazil to persuade the player and the Saints of the need to reach an agreement with Barça, landed in Tokyo yesterday from Barcelona to carry out this mission. It will by the responsible for that area, the technical secretary Andoni Zubizarreta. Both will meet today (the first sleep in Tokyo and Yokohama second) to make this move to Toyota, host city for the semifinal between Kashiwa Reysol and Santos. You see the game from the stands and then will go to the team hotel the Brazilian team to meet with Neymar. In this quotation must explain both the club's sports project long term and let him know your desire to maintain permanent contact to see first hand their will. In short, being close to Neymar for him to sit near the boat.

For now, the player is satisfied to remain in the Santos club which just renewed on 11 November. The move came after Barcelona and Real Madrid enter race to sign him for which, apparently, there was no winner, then, preferred Neymar continue his career at his current club and extend their relationship until after the same 2014 World Cup to be played in their own country.

Sources close to the player explained that his intention in this meeting is to convey to Barca executives wish that his arrival in Barcelona next summer occurs because it is excited with the idea of ​​playing alongside Lionel Messi and join the team today for today is labeled the best football practice in the world. Nevertheless, Barça stays true to its plan to delay the arrival of Neymar.

However, the big winners in all this maneuvering was the Saints to retain its star (Alvaro Luis Oliveira weeks later failed to win re-election as president by a landslide Santos) and 'Sandro Rosell.

Few as Barca president have controlled the Brazilian market and it is understood that the only way to abort an agreement achieved almost done with Real Madrid and, in turn, agree to a future transfer Santos in 2014. "Rosell told me to take care of him until then," President de Oliveira revealed, a little over a month after announcing the renewal of Neymar. Barca held a masterstroke because right now does not need to sign him to avoid that Madrid will be reinforced with a strong international player. Florentino allow Neymar have a smoke if the results this season are not expected. It also considers that it is still immature to make the jump to Europe (it has only 19 years). A three-way play that could only starring someone like Sandro Rosell.

If the executive part of the body part of Barca move these days, Sandro Rosell will also have the invitation because Luis Alvaro de Oliveira for a meeting. According to the president of Santos, the encounter is motivated "because I have to make a gift, and not Neymar." Rosell this meeting has to occur although there is no option for the event goes from being a first contact between two people who get along in a while.

There is no date set, but the course of events will lead to the appointment. Without going any further, FIFA plans to offer an official reception with the presidents of the participating teams in the Club World Cup on Saturday at eleven o'clock in the Intercontinental Hotel in Tokyo.

A perfect opportunity for Rosell and De Oliveira Neymar close relations with the background, although at no time be through negotiations and that the will of Barcelona are keeping the issue on `stand by ¿. Laporta wants the ultimate decision is the coach to occupy the Barca bench 2013-14 season. The coach, Josep Guardiola is or not, must give the green light to an operation that is on track. (via SPORT)