Brazilian Ronaldo: Neymar Has Taken A Step Backwards
Brazilian Ronaldo Nazario: Neymar Has Taken A Step Backwards
Neymar's decision to leave FC Barcelona for Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain is a backwards step in his career, according to Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario.
The 25-year-old made the move to the French side after they activated his €222 million (R3.31 billion) buyout clause in August 2017, making him the most expensive player in the world.
During a recent interview with former Brazil international Zico, Ronaldo admitted that he was surprised by Neymar's choice, and feels it was a step in the wrong direction.
"Sportingly, the decision is a step back, but there are challenges that everyone seeks," the 2002 FIFA World Cup winner said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
"I played in Barcelona at the time and went to Inter when the Italian championship was much more competitive."
Neymar has made 22 appearances for his Ligue 1 side so far, scoring 20 goals and assisting 14 further strikes.
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