Barcelona superstar Neymar is being encouraged to leave Camp Nou and move to the Premier League by his father, according to reports.
The 25-year-old has had another excellent campaign in La Liga, scoring or assisting 24 goals, but remains firmly in the shadow of both Lionel Messi and even Luis Suarez.
And his father, Neymar Snr, believes the time has come to leave Barca in order to become the undisputed main man at another club.
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Spanish outlet Diario Gol report that he has specifically advised Neymar to move to the Premier League, where Manchester United would be the best fit for him.
The Red Devils have long held an interest in signing the Brazilian, though Jose Mourinho has previously played down the likelihood of a deal happening.
‘A club like Barcelona cannot and will not lose Neymar,’ he told ESPN in March.
‘Although Lionel Messi is still a young player with years ahead of him, he’s almost 30, and Neymar will be the great player of Barcelona post-Messi. So much that I think it is like trying to break into a safe – impossible.’
Neymar is Barca’s third highest scorer in La Liga, behind both Suarez, who has netted 28 times, and Messi, who has 35 goals and tops the league’s scoring charts.