Rio de Janeiro: Sao Paulo`s newest recruit Paulo Henrique Ganso has admitted he will miss playing alongside national teammate Neymar at Santos.
Ganso was officially presented to Sao Paulo fans Monday, two days after signing a five-year deal with the club for a reported $12 million.
"I am going to miss playing for the same club as Neymar because I consider him a brother," Ganso said of the pair`s friendship that began at Santos in 2008.
"But I said to him that as soon as I start playing well for Sao Paulo we will see each other in the national team."
Asked how it would feel to play against Neymar for the first time, Ganso replied: "It`s just as well I`m not a defender because the guy is a genius."
Ganso is expected to make his debut for Sao Paulo within two weeks as he awaits the transfer`s approval by the Brazilian football confederation.
The 22-year-old`s decision to sign with the Sao Paulo ended months of speculation about his future, including reports linking him to AC Milan, Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur.