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Thursday 23 November 2017

Neymar talks up Spanish duo

Santos striker Neymar has described Real Madrid as "a great club with a great history" days after calling Barcelona the "best team in the world" as speculation continues over whether the 19-year-old will leave the Brazilian club and head for Spain.

The teenager has been heavily linked with both Real and Barcelona, although Santos president Luis Alvaro De Oliveira last week insisted Neymar will be playing for the club next year.

In a FIFA interview earlier this week Neymar eulogised about Barca, saying: "they're the best team in the world and they've got the world's best player in their side".

However, speaking ahead of Brazil's friendly against Germany in Stuttgart tonight, Neymar denied he was being disrespectful to Real and told Marca: "Not by a long shot."

He then went on to hail Jose Mourinho's side, saying: "It's a great team this year that can win it all with the players they have.

"Madrid is a great club with great history, one of the greatest, no doubt ."

However, Neymar would not be drawn on where he will be playing come the new season.

"My future, we'll see," he said.

"We have already talked a lot about this, every day.

"I cannot say anything, really, you have to understand me.

"I am focused on my selection now and the game against Germany."

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