Santos' Brazilian prodigy Neymar has reportedly decided against joining Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid. The youngster was apparently upset with club president Florentino Perez' "arrogant attitude", according to a goal.com report.
The race to sign yet another potential footballing genius from Brazil has been running for about two years now. It was believed, up until now, Real Madrid were actually in pole position to snap up the youngster. However, a recent conference call, between the player and Perez, has dissuaded the former from a potential move.
The report says that after Neymar ruled out the move to Madrid, Barcelona president Sandro Rosell flew to Brazil and held talks with the youngster to convince him to sign for the Catalan club, when he decides to move to Europe.
Neymar currently plays for his hometown club of Santos and is one of the most highly rated young players in world football. The 20-year-old has already scored eight goals in 16 matches for the Brazilian national team.