Neymar was speaking in response to Roberto Moreno, the VP of the DIS investment group that owns a share on his rights, who says the Brazilian starlet has reached an agreement to join Barcelona in 2013. But The 20-year-old dismissed these outright and said the company would have no say where his future lies.
“DIS may have a share on my rights, as you know, but they have no responsibilities over my life," Neymar said. "My father is in charge of my decisions.
“Once you hear something from my mouth or his, then you may believe that I'm leaving.”
The Brazilian forward said that due to the amount of speculation that follows him he would appreciate if the media would first take his word about his future rather than anyone elses.
“There's always rumors going on, and I'm always saying I'm going to stay. You [media] keep saying I'm leaving. So please, guys believe my word at least once.”
The striker has had an eventful week on the pitch as well. He scored a double in Brazil’s friendly against Japan in Poland on Tuesday night. A day later, he netted a superb individual goal in Santos' 2-2 draw with Atletico Mineiro on his 200th appearance with the club.