Barcelona President Admits Guardiola Will Decide Neymar’s Signing

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell said it is up to coach Pep Guardiola to decide whether or not to add Santos attacker NeymarNeymar to the squad.

The Brazil international is continually being linked with a move to Camp Nou, among other clubs, and reportedly asked Guardiola to take him to La Liga in the wake of Santos’ 4-0 Club World Cup final loss against the Catalans on Sunday.

Rosell has made it clear that Barca are not thinking about a transfer at the moment.

“Do I want to sign Neymar? That decision is up to the coach. I’m only the president,” Rosell told A Tribuna.

“You can’t judge Neymar on one single game. The image we have of him is based on a number of matches. We think he’s a great player. We haven’t spoken to Neymar. We are focussing on the current season.”

Neymar signed a contract extension with Santos in November in a deal that will keep him with the Copa Libertadores champions until after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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