Neymar da Silva is currently the most coveted young player in world football today.

Almost every big European club wants the Brazilian on their team-sheet and the latest reports have revealed that Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Chelsea are the finalists for the signature of the Santos star.

What follows is the chances of each club in snapping up Neymar and the best transfer fit for the latter himself.

1. Chelsea

Starting with the European champions, Chelsea are in my opinion 'underdogs' for the signature of Neymar.

The reason is quite simple. As long as Romelu Lukaku, Daniel Sturrdge and Fernando Torres stay at the club, it is overwhelmingly unlikely that Neymar would get sufficient playing time at Stamford Bridge and the player himself prefers a move to Spain instead.

Hence, even though Chelsea can outbid Real Madrid and Barcelona but they don't really need Neymar at the club and it is unlikely that the player would be interested in joining the Blues too.

2. Real Madrid

Real Madrid were all set to bring in Neymar to the Bernabeu Stadium until the player called a halt to the negotiations after a 'stormy transatlantic telephone call' with the club owner Florentino Perez.

According to reports, Perez upset the 20-year-old with his "arrogant attitude" and now Madrid would have to make a very tempting offer to both Sao Paulo and Neymar if they are to sign the player.

Added to that, even if Neymar does join Madrid, I personally see his playing time limited due to the presence of Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema, a transfer could be a possible career suicide by the youngster.

3. FC Barcelona

Admit it or not, Barcelona will sign Neymar in the coming few seasons.

After the negotiations with Madrid broke down, Barcelona's chairman Sandro Rosell personally flew down to Brazil to hold talks with the starlet and promised him that he would 'feel home' at the club.

Hence, in all fairness, it'll just be a matter of time when we see two of the best talents in the world, that is, Neymar and Messi, be playing together for the same team and taking the La Liga by storm. 

 

 

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