The 19-year old Brazilian forward, who is still attracting plenty of interest from Chelsea, is similar to Messi according to his representative, Wagner Ribeiro, who also played down a recent link with Real Madrid for his client.
"Neymar is exactly like Messi in my opinion. He will soon be the best player in the world. He is a player unlike any other player. He is only 19 years old, but all the big clubs already want him," said Ribeiro to La Cope.
"Real Madrid have not contacted me or Neymar. Nobody has called us to discuss a transfer.
"He just wants to focus on winning the Copa Libertadores (with Santos) now. There is too much at stake to talk about a transfer."