Thursday, March 31, 2011

Football News Today:There’s Ney way I’m off to Blues

Football News Today

NEYMAR last night performed an incredible U-turn by insisting he wants to snub Chelsea and stay at Santos.

The Brazil wonderkid, 19, struck two goals for the Samba Stars against Scotland on Sunday.

He stayed in England after the game at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and during interviews he claimed he was open to joining the Blues.

But on his return to Brazil, he was grilled by the media and rejected any suggestions of a switch to Stamford Bridge.

Neymar said: "I still have no desire to play in Europe. I am happy in Brazil and at Santos."

Just to emphasise his point, he repeated the same phrase on three separate occasions when questioned about his commitment to Santos.

Neymar signed a five-year contract with the Brazilian giants last August, insisting he wanted to become a club legend there.

However, he has since revealed a desire to move to a big European club with Real Madrid also touted as a potential suitor.

But he added: "My only real happiness is in Brazil and proposals from clubs are not enough to get me to move."

Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro de Oliveira has told the £30milion-rated striker he would be a flop in the Premier League.

Oliveira said: "Playing in England is not the same as playing at Santos.

"It is much worse because of the climate and the style of football, which he is unaccustomed to.

"We have demonstrated that he has developed into a player who represents the best of Brazilian football.

"He is going to become a key figure in the history of Brazilian football.

"He is going to gain international recognition and maybe get chosen as the best player in the world - by playing in Brazil.

"This is something that hasn't happened since Pele's day and he has a golden chance."