Barca president Sandro Rosell is eager to sign the Brazilian superkid.
"He must go to Europe, for the sake of the Seleçao and his own. Brazil is now too small for him. In Europe he'll learn things not taught in Brazil. He is a great player, but there he will improve and the opponents will respect him more," said Alves.
He added: "At Barcelona, Neymar will improve a lot. His profile will fit perfectly."