'Neymar Will Pass Messi & Ronaldo!'
'Neymar Will Pass Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo!'
A former Premier League manager believes Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar will eventually overtake FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's best.
The 25-year-old moved to the Ligue 1 giants from FC Barcelona for a world record fee €222 million (R3.4 billion) earlier this month.
Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, now head coach of Nantes, believes Neymar is a future Ballon d'Or winner and will surpass both Messi and Ronaldo.
"I think like everyone else. He (Neymar) is a great player," the Italian said, according to FourFourTwo.
"I think that after Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, he will win the Ballon d'Or in the future. I believe that, gently, he will beat them because he's very young."
Messi has won the Ballon d'Or on five occasions, while Ronaldo has lifted it four times.
Neymar has been in scintillating form for his new club, having scored three goals and assisted three further strikes in two appearances for PSG.
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