Chelsea tried to sign Neymar prior to the Brazil international left Santos for Barcelona, states the attacker’s former representative Wagner Ribeiro.
Chelsea tried to sign Neymar prior to the Brazil international joined Barcelona from Santos, according to the attacker’s former representative Wagner Ribeiro
Neymar scored 136 goals in 224 appearances for Santos prior to finishing a move to Barca in 2013, investing 4 seasons with the Spanish giants ahead of a switch to Paris Saint-Germain
Ribeiro has actually declared that Chelsea tried to sign the South American in 2010, however the Blues were eventually not successful.
“There were many calls for him. I received an official offer from Chelsea the day Neymar debuted with the Brazilian team in 2010. They made an offer, we studied it, but in the end we didn’t decide anything. On that occasion, we transferred it to Neymar’s father and the player himself,” AS quotes Ribeiro as stating.
Neymar’s future is once again the topic of much speculation with both Barca and Real Madrid being linked with his services ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
In addition to scoring close to 300 goals at club level, the attacker has actually handled 53 strikes in 83 caps for the Brazilian national team.