Santos Wants 50M Euros For 55 Percent of Neymar’s Rights
By Stephen Tizzard
Morocco News Tribune
Barcelona, Spain | Brazilian club Santos FC has asked for 50M euros for 55 percent of Neymar’s rights. This is what Globoesporte from Brazil assures us citing a source in the club: “If 50 Million euros is paid to us for our part, then an agreement is reached with the others, we can start to negotiate ” said the source said from Santos which is located in the Vila Belmironeighbourhood.
The remaining 40 percent belongs to DIS and 5 percent to a group of businessmen linked to el “Peixe”, the club’s nickname. Both have yet to put a price on the player but judging by the way Santos has assessed him, the final price would be around 95 Million euros.
While Odílio Rodrigues, vice president of Santos is in Madrid “for personal reasons” he has met up with both Barca president Sandro Rosell and emissaries from Real Madrid – with the whites being very interested in torpedoing any existing agreement between Santos and the Catalan club.
Santos say they have no interest in selling the player before the 2014 World Cup which is hosted on Brazilian soil and does not fear losing money from a possible move or for the titles that the club has reaped with Neymar or the increase in followers since he became the star of the Brazilian club.
However, Santos knows full well that Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior wants to leave in June and the apparent composure and filtration of prices and percentages by the club are just pure negotiation tactics.