By FOX Sports Staff
Neymar was part of the Brazil squad that lost to England in an international friendly on Wednesday night.
Despite the the youngster's lacklustre showing in the match - he skied a shot from four yards out and missed the rebound from Ronaldinho's penalty - he is still highly valued by clubs across Europe with the La Liga duo of Barcelona and Real Madrid said to be battling it out behind closed doors for the player's signature.
The Santos forward, for his part, has always maintained that he is happy at his boyhood club and is in no rush to move to Europe.
However, he has now come up with an intriguing statement as to his future by telling German news outlet SID: "Bayern are a big club with extraordinary players. Playing for Bayern is something I could imagine doing. There is nothing that speaks against this."
It is believed that Neymar's sudden appreciation for the Bavarian giants could have something to do with the forthcoming appointment of former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola at the helm of the club. The Spaniard, who helped catapault Lionel Messi into stardom, has always been a noted admirer of the 21-year-old wunderkid.
Neymar could now be tempted with the opportunity to experience the tutelage of the enigmatic coach. Moreover, an opportunity to feature alongside worldclass players of the likes of Mario Gomez, Phillipe Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger would definitely be seen as an incentive as well.
He continued within the same interview by adding, "[Bastian] Schweinsteiger is one of the best players I have ever seen. It is the basics that make him strong: his positioning, his passing and his presence on the field."
"I dreamed to play in Europe since I was a child, but it is important I feel good and adapt with the rest of the team.
"[It] doesn't have to be Spain necessarily."
Guardiola has hitherto been silent on his plans for the Bayern squad but did confirm earlier in the week that he will take charge of the Bundesliga leaders in a friendly match against Barca in July.