If Neymar doesn’t leave Paris Saint-Germain he will never win anything important, says Brazil legend Rivaldo: ‘The French league is a low level and he plays for a club without history’
- Rivaldo has claimed Neymar won’t win anything important unless he leaves PSG
- Neymar has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Manchester United
- Rivaldo believes he will never win the Champions League with the French club
- He said: ‘The French league is a low level and he plays for a club with no history’
Brazil legend Rivaldo has urged Neymar to leave Paris Saint-Germian if he wants to win ‘anything important’, including the Champions League.
Neymar has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid for a considerable amount of time now with Manchester United also being touted as a possible landing spot in recent weeks.
Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane recently expressed his own view that the Brazilian star would be a compatible fit with Cristiano Ronaldo but they would need to place a bid in excess of £200million to prise him away with PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi adamant he will not be sold in the summer.
Rivaldo feels Neymar should leave Paris Saint-Germain if he wants to win anything important
However, Rivaldo believes the 26-year-old is in the prime condition of his life and should look to leave the French capital in order to win honours more befitting of his level.
‘If Neymar doesn’t leave PSG he will never win anything important,’ the 46-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport.
‘Especially the Champions League, which is the most important competition.
The Brazil legend said Neymar is in the prime of his life and should leave PSG for a bigger club
‘The French league is at a lower level compared to the Spanish and English leagues and he plays for a club without history.’
Neymar endured a mixed debut season in France where it began frosty both with manager Unai Emery and team-mate Edinson Cavani following a row over penalty duties.
He also failed to fire the Parisians to the latter stages of the Champions League but did manage to pick up the Ligue 1 Player of the Year Award last Sunday despite missing the final part of the their domestic treble-winning season through a broken foot.
Neymar endured a mixed debut season in France despite winning Ligue 1 Player of the Year
Rivaldo believes Neymar (in action R) is playing for a club with no history in a low level league
Ahead of a timely return to fitness before the World Cup with Brazil this summer, Neymar will remain a hot topic of debate in the transfer market.
There is however more pressing matters at hand for him with the PSG star set to lead Brazil’s charge for their sixth World Cup triumph.
Rivaldo is still reeling from their failure to win the competition on home soil back in 2014, but believes Brazil are heading to Russia as the front-runners and that Neymar can make a name for himself by delivering the trophy for his country.
The 26-year-old missed the final part of the season after suffering a serious injury to his foot
‘Brazil are my favourites,’ he added.
‘We still have to dispel the disappointment of 2014, when we didn’t manage to win at home.
‘It can be a great springboard for Neymar. He and Gabriel Jesus can be the stars of World Cup in Russia and drag Brazil [to glory].’
He is set to be fit for the World Cup and Rivaldo believes Neymar can ‘drag Brazil to glory’