Brazil head Coach Luis Felipe Scolari has advised Neymar to stay at Santos until after the 2014 World Cup.
The tactician, who has included the forward in his latest squad for upcoming friendlies with Russia and Italy, believes that his window for joining Barcelona – as is strongly rumoured – is currently shut.
“Neymar should have gone to Barca two years ago, but now it is better that he stays at Santos,” declared Scolari to reporters today.
“How would he adapt? Would he be by himself? Would he start games? Would he play in this star-studded Barcelona team?
“For the World Cup of 2014 and for Brazil, it is preferable that he does not go right now.”