Neymar to play for Santos until 2014

20 January 2012 02:16

Neymar, the Brazilian star who will turn 20 in February, said he plans to continue playing for the Santos Football Club until July 2014.

He was in Montevideo to receive the accolade of best player in the Americas, awarded by the Uruguayan newspaper El Pais.

"I do not plan to go now, I have many things to do in Santos," he said when asked by reporters about European clubs that are trying to hire him.

"I have a contract until 2014 and I intend to stay until 2014," said the player who has scored 81 goals in 159 games. He renewed his contract in November for two more years.

Neymar, whose full name is Neymar da Silva Santos Jr, plays up front for Santos and the Brazilian national side.

Asked if he envisioned playing in Europe after the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, he said he was not sure.

"Everyone knows it's a dream to go play in Europe (.) I don't know whether it will be in 2014 or later," he said.

Source: AFP