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The Brazilian legend has told his compatriot that a move to the Spanish capital club would be good for his career

Retired footballer Pele has advised Santos star Neymar that he should further his career at Real Madrid.

"Going there is not just about the money, but also that the Santos president accepts [selling him]," Pele told AS. "He did not want to sell Neymar until after the 2014 World Cup, but I would advise him to move to Real Madrid."

Neymar is widely regarded as one of South America's hottest prospects, and his exploits in Brazil have not gone unnoticed in Europe. The 19-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer.

Neymar came close to signing for Chelsea last summer, but ended up staying at Santos, and Pele says the young winger did the right thing as he is not suited for Premier League football.

"Neymar is in the right condition to play in Spain. That is a football which is suited for his abilities," Pele said.

"Eight months ago he could have gone to England, but I told him that style was not for him, it did not go with his physical condition."

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