Former Barcelona midfielder Giovanni Silva says a move to the Nou Camp would be ideal for Santos star Neymar.

Giovanni played with Barca between 1996 and 1999.

"Neymar has to go to Europe before the World Cup. It would be great if he were to go to Barcelona, it would be good for him to leave Santos before 2014," said the Brazilian.

"Neymar would be a good signing for Barcelona.

He will have to adapt to the style of Barca. In Brazil he plays more individually, at Barca it is a different style with fast, one touch football."