‘My Son Is His Own Man’ Insists Neymar Senior
Neymar’s father, Neymar Senior, says that, now aged 27, Neymar makes his own decisions. Neymar Senior is also the player’s agent and representative and Neymar Senior insists that he only looks after his son’s business interests.
“I think my son is growing up today. He's 27 and he knows what he thinks is good for him. Whether it is to keep listening to my advice or not. He is not tied up or trapped in a system of oppression,” he told Goal.com.
“On the contrary. He is a very happy and free guy to do whatever he wants, and any way he wants. But being in Neymar's life does not mean that I control his life. I manage Neymar's career, it's different.
“Neymar, as a professional athlete of this size, cannot take care of his career. He cannot make the business agenda. Neymar has a career management of his image and the celebrity he has become.
“I'm not in his life to tell you what happens on the field. I'm sure Neymar has a lot more talent than me to decide that, I do not have to teach. I have father's advice. We will not ever take away from him being Junior and I Neymar.”