Santos president Luis Ribeiro hits out at Neymar's agent for doing little to end transfer speculation

The Brazilian club's supremo believes that the agent is to blame for all the speculation surrounding his prized asset in the last couple of weeks
Santos president Luis Ribeiro has criticised Fifa agent Wagner Ribeiro for his part in the transfer saga involving Neymar.

The Brazil international's future has been the subject of intense speculation since the summer transfer window came to a close.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are understood to be involved in a tug of war to secure Neymar's signature as soon as possible, despite Santos declaring they will not part company with the forward before the end of the European season.

Earlier in the week, Neymar's father said he wanted answers regarding his son's future as soon as possible, and Luis Ribeiro has now launched a scathing attack on the player's representative for doing little to end speculation.

"To be honest, he [Neymar's father] is being bombarded by those who have interest in selling his son," Ribeiro told Lancenet.

"He cannot take it anymore, which is perfectly understandable."