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Luiz Felipe Scolari: 'Neymar doesn't need to go to Europe'

Scolari: 'Neymar doesn't need to go to Europe'
Luiz Felipe Scolari tells Neymar that leaving Santos may not be the best move for his career.

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has advised Neymar that he does not necessarily have to move to Europe to improve as a footballer.

The 20-year-old Santos striker has been linked with a number of clubs in recent months, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City.

However, Scolari believes that Neymar is currently playing for the right club in order for him to progress.

"Neymar doesn't need to go to Europe to be chosen as the world's best player because the coach he has at Santos now has been working with him for over a year," the coach told "During that period, we've seen how Neymar has changed in terms of his attitude and his positioning out on the pitch.

"Muricy Ramalho has helped and continues to really help Neymar to grow in tactical terms. I don't believe that he needs to go to Europe to evolve as a player.

"Anyone who knows Neymar knows that he's been coming on leaps and bounds in the last two or three years and that he's probably going to come on a lot further too."

A number of reports have claimed that Neymar will move to Europe following the conclusion of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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