Brazil icon makes shocking claim about Neymar and Barcelona

Many eyebrows were raised when Neymar left Lionel Messi and Barcelona in a world record deal after French Giants Paris Saint-Germain activated his £222 Million buyout clause in August.

Neymar left Messi and Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fees of £198millian in August. They were once a part of the world’s deadliest attacking trio, along with Luis Suarez.

His decision to leave Paris Saint-Germain for Barcelona raised many eyebrows on him. The Brazilian has not struggled for form since his switch, scoring 20 goals for PSG in all the competitions.

However, ex-Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldo believes that switch was a step back in sporting terms for Neymar. Ronaldo believes that his decision to play for PSG was a bad move for his career.

In an interview with Zico, the Brazilian said: ‘Sportingly, the decision is a step back. But there are challenges that everyone seeks. I played in Barcelona at the time and went to Inter when the Italian championship was much more competitive.’

Neymar continued his wonderful form on Wednesday night, scoring against Amiens as PSG reached the last four of the Coupe de la Ligue. This weekend is going to be a stringent test for Paris Saint-Germain as they take on Nantes, currently managed by Claudio Ranieri in the Ligue 1. Neymar’s former side Barcelona secured the signature of Philippe Coutinho as they continue to revamp following the Brazilian’s exit.

Author’s Take-

I personally agree with what Ronaldo had to say about the player. His decision may have made him the most expensive player of all time, but a move to Ligue 1 is surely a step back in his pursuit of glory.

The Brazilian is in his prime, he is both young and experienced, and has already won a lot and can even win more. He can be termed as a match-deciding element who can raise the level of his team with his qualities.

Even Gary Lineker rightly said, “You can only go backward from Barcelona”. The Brazilian wizard could’ve moved to Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Juventus considering their prestige and current form. But a move to Paris Saint-Germain is surely a step back.

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