Santos coach Muricy Ramalho has told Neymar to choose Barcelona over Real Madrid. Ramalho feels his Santos star will adjust better to the demands of playing for Barca ahead of Real - due to coach Jose Mourinho.

"Definitely. Barca is the team that best fits the characteristics of Neymar. Everyone likes watching the football they play. It is a team that plays football freely. Players are more obedient to this tactical design," he told Sport.

"Today, Madrid has a great coach, but he's very tactical. Mourinho works hard lines and they must be obeyed. From my point of view it is difficult to do that with Neymar. Neymar cannot be put in a fixed position and left there. This is killing the boy.

"So today the ideal team for him is Barca."