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Barcelona confirms Neymar interest

February 26, 2013
By Press Association

Barcelona vice president Josep Maria Bartomeu said Tuesday his club will be ready to sign Neymar whenever the Brazil striker decides he wants to leave Santos.

The 21-year-old is under contract with Santos until the summer of 2014, but according to Bartomeu, the Catalan club is ready to do business.

"He's a player wanted by the technical team. When he says he wants to leave Santos, the club will be there to try and sign him," Bartomeu told AS. "He is wanted by half of the world."

Neymar has scored 17 goals in 28 appearances for his country as well as in excess of 100 for Santos.