Neymar plays down Barca link

Brazilian wunderkind Neymar has avoided comment on reports he has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Barcelona after the 2014 World Cup.

The 20-year-old Santos forward has been constantly linked with a move to Camp Nou over the past two years, but has come out now and quashed rumours that he has already signed for Tito Vilanova’s side.

“I have a contract until 2014 and I am a Santos player,” he told a Press conference. “You'll have to ask my representative.”

Neymar was speaking after his side’s 2-0 victory over Universdad de Chile in the Recopa Sudamericana, where the young forward bagged a goal to win the title – played between the winners' of the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamerica – for the first time.

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