Neymar: “I would like to play in the Premier League someday”
After attending anÂ eventÂ where he promoted Pokerstars, Neymar had a brief talk with the journalists at the scene to talk about the recent victory against PSG, his future in Barcelona and his wish to play in the Premier League. The BrazilianÂ has been in great form in the past few weeks and hopes to help his side winningÂ the much-wanted “triplete” this season (Copa del Rey, La Liga and UEFA Champions League titles).
The comeback vs PSG
Â«It’s inevitable to look back and think at what happened that night. It was an historical game, a marvelous night! We needed a miracle football’s God gave it to us. We celebrated it a lot in the dressing rooms and everyone was very excited about what we had done. I just couldn’t head back home with sharing theÂ joy with my familyÂ andÂ friendsÂ», stated the 25-year old Brazilian, who played a vital part of his team’s comeback against PSG, beating theÂ odds from footballbets.tips and many other experts in the game.
The Premier League dream
Â«The Premier League is a league that I’d like to try out someday because I really like the way they play in England. There are big teams there like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal andÂ Liverpool.Â There are many sides capable of winning the title each year.Â It’s also a league where we can find several top managers like JosĂ© Mourinho and Pep Guardiola. Any player would love to be coached by them, so who knows? I’d really like to test myself on that league.Â», ended up admitting the Brazilian international.
Â«Last year we saw Leicester City winning the Premier League and that was certainly a great accomplishment forÂ them. They were far from being the favorites but still won a very competitive league. That’s a team we should respect a lot just in case we meet them in a later round of the Champions League.Â»
ContractÂ & buyout clause
Last year,Â NeymarÂ signed a new contract with Barcelona until 2021 and has net salary was set at 16 million euros per year. His buyout clause, in case any Premier League club turns out to be interested in signing him, has been set at 200 million euros this season, 222 million euros next season andÂ will go up to 250 million euros the 3 seasons after.
So far and after completing 3 seasons as aÂ Blaugrana, the Brazilian ace has already wonÂ 1 Champions League title, 2 La Ligas, 2 Copa del Reys, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 Spanish Super Cup and 1 FIFA Club World Cup.
Do you think Neymar would adapt well to the Premier League? Which club do you think would fit best for him?
Sources: espnfc.com / skysports.com