Thursday April 7 2011
Neymar: I'm ready for Italy

Santos striker Neymar claims he is fascinated by Serie A and feels ready for a move to Italy.

The 19-year-old is widely regarded as the brightest prospect in world football along with his teammate Ganso who is attracting interest from Inter and Milan.

Interviewed by Il Corriere dello Sport, he said: "I like your League a lot. The Scudetto will be a three-way fight between Inter, Milan and Napoli, but I am supporting the two Milan teams. I have lots of friends in both."

Asked if he is ready to play in Serie A, Neymar replied: "Yes. The ball and the pitch are the same all over the world… Why shouldn't I be ready?

"Serie A is one of the greatest Leagues in the world, but for now I am very happy here at Santos."

Neymar then gave his reaction to reports that Juventus are keen to bring him to Turin.

"Honestly I am not thinking about this. My father and my agent concern themselves with my future.

"I know about Juventus' great tradition and the champions who have worn the black and white shirt. Zinedine Zidane is one of my idols."

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