Brazil’s national team manager Dunga will fly to Europe this week in order to hold talks with several major European clubs.
He will be talking about the potential release of superstars, who he hopes will help Brazil win the Rio 2016 Olympics. Brazil have not been successful in the Olympics and this is the only trophy missing from their cabinet. The closest Brazil and Neymar came was in 2012 when they managed to come as the runners up. Buoyed by the home advantage, the nation is hoping to strike gold in the upcoming edition. Hence, they are looking to take full advantage of the global stars on offer.
Most of the Brazilians are playing in the South American league, but the quality offerings are found in the European leagues. The first club Dunga will hold talks will be Barcelona. The manager will be hoping to persuade the Catalan club to part company with Neymar. The 24-year-old is seen as the finest Brazilian talent in several decades. Even though he has been better for club rather than country in recent times, his presence will be a major boost to the under 23 players. Only three players above the age of 23 can be included in the squad.
“We are going to speak with the clubs and the players to reach a common denominator, so that it is good for both and no one is hindered.” he told the J Campbell website. The player spends the majority of their time with their club and a very short period with the national side. We have to deliver these players to their clubs in the best condition. We don’t want to exhaust anyone,” said Dunga. The manager is also cautious about overusing some of the high profile players like Neymar, who have already played a lot of football for their clubs.