Tuesday, 28th February, 2012
Dani Alves has admitted attempting to sell a move to Barcelona to his Brazil team-mate Neymar.
The promising young forward has been linked with the Blaugrana, Real Madrid and Chelsea, with all three having made varying degrees of effort to snap him up over the past 18 months.
Neymar however has opted to remain at Santos for the time being and is in no hurry to move to Europe. Indeed, the Brazilian is insistent that he will only leave when the time is right.
That has not stopped Alves from trying to sell the benefits of landing at the Camp Nou to the forward though, as the wing back well admits.
"Yes, I’ve spoken about Barcelona", said Alves in a press conference during the build up to the clash against Bosnia in St. Gallen, Switzerland, later tonight.
"I pointed out that it is a wonderful club with a fantastic city and an excellent climate.
"But these are simply things that everyone already knows."
Neymar is under contract with Santos until 2014, but this summer the striker is tipped to once again be on the wanted list of many of Europe’s elite.