Neymar has sealed deal with Barcelona, insists Dani Alves

Last year reports in Spain said Barcelona had already made a 14 million euro down payment for the Brazilian star, who has also been urged to join the Catalan club by football legend Pele.

updated: February 26, 2013 15:11 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: Barcelona defender Daniel Alves says Neymar has already signed a deal to join Barcelona after his contract expires with Santos in July 2014.

The comments come a week after reports that Premier League outfit Manchester City is preparing to pay 55 million pounds to sign the striker this European summer. Real Madrid and Chelsea are also keen to secure the 21-year-old but Alves is adamant Neymar has already made up his mind, reports Xinhua.

"He knows what is happening and the deal that he has which is to come to the club in the near future. If I were him I would come as soon as possible because it would allow him to improve the tactical side of his game before the (2014) World Cup. Apart from that he would be coming to a club that would suit the qualities he has as a player," Alves said.

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