Scolari backing Neymar for Barcelona

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says Santos star Neymar will be a great signing for Barcelona.

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says Santos star Neymar will be a great signing for Barcelona.

Neymar has been a regular fixture in Scolari's Brazil squads and the former Chelsea boss was full of praise for the youngster.

"He is an example to follow as a sportsman," he said to Canal+.

"I have spoken to Sandro Rosell about how he behaves on the training pitch and about his personality and he really is an example to follow.

"Barcelona are clearly leading the race for his signature. He would be a great signing for Barcelona.

"He would be an idol for the fans next season alongside Lionel Messi."

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