Neymar suggests Rooney the right fit for Barca
Brazilian forward reveals admiration for England striker
Brazil’s Neymar during a training session in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters
England international Rooney, who has two years left on his contract, requested a transfer at the end of last season and has been linked with £25 million moves to Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea as a result.
Reports on Sunday claimed the former Everton striker has held a meeting with David Moyes and has told the incoming United boss he will stay at Old Trafford if he gets a new deal.
“The style of football we (Barcelona) play and the level of the players we have - we are the perfect club for the top players to join,” said Neymar, who has yet to kick a ball for the Catalan club.
“I have met Wayne on a few occasions and he seems a good guy but importantly, he is one of the players I admire most in the world.
“Wayne is one of the most gifted and technical players in the world.
“Of course he would improve Barcelona. He would improve any club in Europe. And on a personal level, it would be a dream to play with him.”