Barcelona and Real Madrid chasing Santos starlet

The 19-year-old has admitted that he would prefer a move to Real Madrid, but his agent says Barcelona is a better option for the youngster’s current club.

Neymar’s agent Wagner Ribeiro told AS: “The exact situation is as follows: Barcelona want him next year and will pay next year, Madrid want him now and are prepared to pay now.

“The main problem is that the kid (Neymar) wants to play in the Club World Cup against Barcelona, and Santos are using their force to make him choose Barca.

“The numbers being talked about by both clubs (Madrid and Barcelona) are good, but Neymar would prefer a move to Madrid.”

Neymar has also been linked with a move to Chelsea in recent weeks.