Brazilian star Neymar is set to wait until after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil before moving to Barcelona, as reported by Sky Sports.
The South American wonderkid has rearranged his contract so that he can leave after the World Cup and the Nou Camp is set to be the next destination if the Spanish club are still interested then.
The Santos striker is rated as one of the hottest youngsters in world football and has regularly been compared to Argentinean Lionel Messi.
Chelsea were reportedly interested in bringing the silky forward to West London, but Neymar’s father has confirmed that Barcelona would be the ideal move for his boy.
The 20-year-old’s father also said that his son’s main priority at the moment is helping the Brazilian national team win their home World Cup in two years’ time but will have a move to Europe on his mind the second that competition is over.
“He wants to play in Europe,” said Neymar’s father, quoted in Lancenet as telling Sport.
“We reduced his contract from 2015 to 2014 so that he can play there.
“But he is staying until the World Cup to allow Brazilian football to grow again.
“I believe Barcelona is the best path. Barcelona’s football is like that of Neymar. They score from inside the penalty area like Neymar.
“We have to wait. Maybe Barcelona won’t want Neymar in 2014.
“How can I say now that Neymar wants to go to Barcelona? The club can’t say anything either. It’s better that everyone stays quiet for now.”