Neymar boosts Manchester City by revealing he would love to play for Pep Guardiola

Brazilian reveals admiration for manager, who is expected to replace Manuel Pellgrini at the Etihad

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Barcelona forward Neymar has raised the prospect of a move to Manchester City by revealing he ‘admires’ manager Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola, the Bayern Munich manager, will leave the German club this summer and is widely expected to replace Manuel Pellegrini at City.

Neymar never played under Pellegrini at the Nou Camp but revealed he would love to do so – and said ‘no-one knows’ where he might end up in the future.

“Guardiola is a guy that I really admire and who I would love to work with,” Neymar said.

“It's tough to say if I want to play in other countries. Nobody knows tomorrow, but I'm very happy where I am right now, at Barcelona.

“I have the will to go back to Brazil some day and I also would like to play in the USA, those two countries are two where I want to play later on my career."