Report: Sevilla make Neílton bid
Sevilla have stepped up their interest in Santos forward Neílton.
The La Liga side have bid €700,000 for the 19 year-old, who has been likened to Neymar, reports globoesporte.com.
Sevilla believe their offer could be enough to tempt Santos into selling, with Neílton out of contract next summer and able to sign an agreement with another club from December.
Santos have been desperately trying to renew the youngster’s deal, but negotiations have faltered and even led to Neílton been frozen out of head coach Claudinei Oliveira’s plans for a month, before featuring as a substitute in Peixe’s 2-1 defeat against Botafogo.
Santos president Odílio Rodrigues Filho refused to comment on Neílton’s future, but insists Sevilla have not made an offer.
“We have not received any proposal for him. I’ve never heard [about the interest from Sevilla}.”
Neílton has made 12 appearances this season for Santos, who are 6th in the Brasileirão, scoring four goals.