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Neymar open to playing in Italy or England
Neymar open to playing in Italy or England

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Neymar open to playing in Italy or England

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Neymar to Barcelona, Neymar to Real Madrid -- the Brazilian soccer prodigy is assumed to be joining one of the elite clubs in Spain's La Liga.

But what about England's Premier League or Italy's Serie A? Neymar says that he's open to a move to either, though there's nothing concrete from any team in Europe right now.

"They are both big countries with great teams and great national teams. I don't have any [specific] choices right now," Neymar said through a translator after Brazil 1-1 draw against Colombia.

"I do dream about playing in Europe, but there's nothing concrete at this time. Maybe in the future."

Neymar has left quite an impression on the soccer world since debuting for Santos in 2009, scoring 52 goals in 99 games for the Brazilian side. He is arguably the game's third best player after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and some have even claimed that he can better both after he heads abroad to Europe.

Neymar has been linked with Chelsea in the past, especially after the Blues top executives flew down to Brazil to try to convince the forward to join the team in London. The talks were unsuccessful as he was advised by many in Brazil to wait for a move to La Liga instead as a move to physical Premier League might not suit the slender attacker.

Still, Neymar's comments suggest that he is still open to play in the league if there is a good fit.

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