Brazilian legendary forward, Rivaldo has claimed that Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar will join Real Madrid if he’s truly serious about winning the Ballon d’Or award.
Neymar left Barcelona in 2017 to join PSG for a world-record fee and the Brazilian took no time in adjusting to League 1, scoring around 30 goals and providing around 20 assists before picking up a nasty leg injury that saw him missing a crucial second leg Champions League clash against Real Madrid.
It’s widely believed that one of the main reasons why Neymar left Barcelona was to get out of Messi’s shadow and possibly win a Ballon d’Or. But football experts believe that Neymar won’t be able to win the award while playing for PSG because of how easy League 1 is compared to the other top leagues. The latest person to come out about that point is Neymar’s international compatriot, Rivaldo.
“He will never win the Ballon d’Or as long as he stays at PSG,” Rivaldo told Brazilian outlet Globoesporte (via AS). “He needs to leave.”
“If you look at England, Spain, Italy, Germany… it’s different.
“I’m speaking about football, about competition. Neymar will not return to Barcelona. It was a very difficult situation for him there.
“And according to the information I have from people close, everything I have heard recently, I think it is very likely that Neymar will go to Real Madrid. And there I think he can be the best player in the world.”