Club: Santos (Brazil)
The kids a bit like: Neymar
Interested clubs: Tottenham
Many call him the new Neymar, due to an uncanny resemblance to the once Santos star in appearance, position and potential. Neílton is a product of the Santos academy, having joined aged just 14. This potential FM 2014 wonderkid is very versatile, bolstering the ability to play up front or on either wing as an inside forward, a quality that attracted attention.
It was only recently that the young gun won promotion into Santos’ first team, but he took the chance with both hands. Upon Neymar’s departure Santos had to rely on someone and who better than his apparent clone. Scoring 4 goals from 11 appearances Neilton lit up the Brazilian top flight with flair and mesmerizing ball control.
Just this summer Tottenham were tracking the young Brazilian, weighing up a reported £7 million bid. Those rumours soon stopped though, after the player reaffirmed his commitment to Santos and desire to stay in Brazil. All good news for you FMer’s, this kid could be a great FM 2014 bargain.
Neilton Santos stats 2012/13
Brasileiro Serie A: Appearances: 11 / Goals: 4 / Assists: 1
What should we expect from this FM 2014 wonderkid? He’ll probably be natural as poacher and inside forward from the the left. Great pace and acceleration should be complimented by flair, dribbling and technique in abundance. Rather surprisingly Neilton could have very good work rate too, he’s prepared to put a shift in going backwards as well as forward. In the match engine look out for some silky skills and lots of goals coming in from the left.