He was about to join Real Madrid
At the age of 10 Neymar travelled to Spain to discuss a possible move to real Madrid. He stayed there 19 days in the final selection camp where he scored 27 goals. Real Madrid were too impressed with him and want to get signed immediately. But in the last minute, Santos came into the screen and got stayed in Brazil.
He got lots of offers while he was playing for Santos. In 2010 the London Club Westham offered 12 Million Pounds for the 18 year old Neymar. Later Chelsea also made a try for 20 Million Pounds. The Offer from Chelsea was also turned down on the advice of Pele.