‘Neymar would dazzle in Premier League’ – Ronaldinho
Brazil legend Ronaldinho has suggested that Barcelona ace Neymar would have no problem thriving in the Premier League if he ever made the move.
The 23-year-old has netted 13 times in what has proven a goal-laden start to the 2015-16 campaign with the Catalans. It was reported last month that English giants Manchester United were plotting a £139m summer bid, and Ronaldinho says that his compatriot would reproduce his Primera Division form in any country.
“Neymar, currently on form, is the best player in the world,” the ex-Barca ace is quoted as saying by The Mirror. “His rise has not surprised me at all. Even when he was a kid his ability was obvious. At the age he is, I still have every belief he can go on to get better and better.
“Now he has reached the level of the best in the world, he can stay there for five or six years, comfortably. He could and would succeed at any league in the world. Of course, there are always transition periods. But when you have that much ability you will succeed in any league in any country. “England is not an easy league to succeed in, but yes of course he would be a success there.
I can’t see why Barcelona would want to allow him to leave, but if he was to, I’m sure that it would have to be for a record fee.” With Lionel Messi’s inclusion unknown, all eyes could be on Neymar at the Bernabeu on Saturday as he looks to inspire the table-topping Blaugrana to an El Clasico win at Real Madrid.