Barca have Neymar bid rejected

  • By: Paulo Freitas
  • Last Updated: May 18 2013, 12:24 BST

Santos vice-president Odilio Rodrigues has confirmed that the club have already rejected an offer from Barcelona for Neymar.

Neymar: Bid from Barcelona, Real Madrid set to follow
Neymar: Bid from Barcelona, Real Madrid set to follow

Rodrigues has revealed that talks will continue with Barca, but he also admitted that they are expecting to talk with Real Madrid too.

"There is no agreement for Neymar, there are talks, I met [Barcelona's president Sandro] Rosell and [Barcelona's sporting director] Raul Sanllehi last week," he told Radio A Xarxa.

"We had a very frank conversation. Talks need to continue because the offer was not good enough."

He confirmed that Santos are expecting Real to lodge a bid shortly, adding: "We know Real Madrid will make an offer too."

Rodrigues also insisted that he player will make the final choice, adding: "Neymar will choose the team he wants, it's Neymar's opinion that is important."


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