Pelé is adored by the fans of Brazilian side Santos. The three-time World Cup winner spent 18 years at the club. Fans of Santástico must have chosen their words wisely when they call their number 11, Neymar, “the new Pelé”.
With the 19 year-old earning praise from the media, fans, scouts and fellow professionals, it’s probably no wonder why most major European clubs have been taking notice. Santos have put a €30 million price tag on his head. That amount wouldn’t frighten the likes of Manchester United, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Juventus away from spending that kind of cash on a player of this talent (Neymar said last year that he would favour a move to the latter, Juventus). But is he worth it? Definitely! He shows great talent and has absolutely no problem finding the back of the net.
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Only time will tell where he ends up. But sadly, it is inevitable that he won’t be wearing the famous white and black too much longer – unless he goes to Newcastle United with all the millions they made recently.