Ney­mar ad­mits de­sire to play in Eng­land

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LONDON: Barcelona su­per­star Ney­mar has re­vealed he would love to play Premier League foot­ball at some stage in his ca­reer.

The 25-year-old has reached the very top of the game since ar­riv­ing at Barcelona in 2013, and re­cently signed a new five-year deal to keep him at the Nou Camp un­til at least 2021.

That said, a big-money of­fer from an English side could prise him away from Spain and Ney­mar has ad­mit­ted his af­fec­tion for the style of play.

Speak­ing to SunS­port, he said: “The Premier League is a cham­pi­onship that amazes me.

“I like the play­ing style and the teams. And who knows, some­day, I would like to play at it, yes.

“I ad­mire Manch­ester United, Chelsea, Ar­se­nal, Liver­pool — th­ese are the teams that are al­ways there fight­ing.

“And then you have high-level coaches like [Jose] Mour­inho and [Pep] Guardi­ola. Th­ese are coaches with whom any player would like to work.”

Ney­mar also high­lighted the un­pre­dictabil­ity of the Premier League and its ti­tle race, which has seen four dif­fer­ent cham­pi­ons in the last four years — in­clud­ing Le­ices­ter’s shock suc­cess last sea­son.

The Brazil for­ward, who has helped Barcelona win the last two La Liga ti­tles af­ter join­ing the club in 2013, said: “In the Premier League you never know who is go­ing to win or who will be cham­pi­ons, it is al­ways a sur­prise.” Daily Mail

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