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Neymar: "One day I would like to play in the Premier League"

20 March 2017, 08:53 | Kelvin Horton

GETTY Chelsea manager Antonio Conte thinks it is a surprise how badly English teams have done

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte thinks it is a surprise how badly English teams have done

The Brazil global was reportedly a firm target for Louis van Gaal at Manchester United in 2015, with the forward's agent claiming that an offer said to be worth close to £140million had been tabled.

Barcelona star Neymar has confirmed he would one day like to play in the Premier League - and has listed the four clubs he most admires.

The Barcelona forward is tied to the Nou Camp until 2021 at the earliest after signing a new five-year contract extension in October. And who knows, someday, I would like to play at it, yes.

"Visiting North America will give the team the best possible preparation for the new season, using top-class training facilities and playing in some great stadiums", Ed Woodward, United's executive vice-chairman, told the club's official website.

Neymar has name-dropped Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal as the Brazilian claims that the Premier League "amazes" him.

"And then you have high-level coaches like Mourinho and Guardiola".

The 25-year-old has won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey crowns and one Champions League since joining Barcelona from Santos in the summer of 2013. These are coaches any player would like to play for.

Speaking at his charity poker game, sponsored by PokerStars, he said: "The three of us are a good match and thank God we are making history".

Neymar has enjoyed a productive 2016-17 campaign with Barca so far, scoring 14 goals in all competitions.

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