Neymar celebrates Brazil's World Cup qualification with MS2 Mesos... Lionel Messi is a 'teddy bear' who doesn't deserve... Lionel Messi claims foul-mouthed rant which landed him a... Share this article Share 87 shares If Barcelona could be bullied, threatened or blackmailed into selling him the enormity of the money would make that assessment as difficult to argue with as Neymar's inspiring of Brazil to become the first nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals.Neither the size of the transfer fee nor the scale of the weekly pay packet is the most reliable yardstick by which to measure genius.
That is manifestly the case with Paul Pogba, currently the record purchase at £89.3million.But when Manchester United are ready to virtually double that deal – a dubious one given Pogba's posturing form at Old Trafford to date – by shipping out £173m to Catalonia then who are we to argue with the judgement of Jose Mourinho?Less so when apparently they are ready to pay Neymar £416,000 a week, a rise from his current seven-day stipend of £260,000 which would leave Leo and Ronnie feeling they are earning peanuts.
Spanish newspaper reports of United's all-costs desire to buy this sunshine boy gain credibility when the Special One tells ESPN television that dearly as he would love to recruit Neymar 'it would be like me trying to break into a safe.'Impossible.' Spanish media report Neymar would cost Manchester United an eye-watering £173millionAll the more so, since Messi is close to imploding even as he approaches renewal of his own Nou Camp contract.
The highs – most incredibly of late in the historic four-goal overhauling of Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League – have been outnumbered of mmogdp late by indifferent results against lesser teams which leave Barca trailing Real Madrid in La Liga.And although Ronaldo has much to do with Real's ascendancy, he does not have the same global platform with Portugal as Neymar with Brazil.This 25-year-old's lithe, deft, electrifying interpretation of what his luminous forefather Pele called the Beautiful Game is reviving football's faith in the legend of Brazil.
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