Transferring to PSG would be the right move for Neymar

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    For a player with the talent and quality of Neymar, you have to feel for him for being a part of the same generation as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who are arguably two of the greatest ever footballers of all time.

    The Brazilian moved to Barcelona from Santos in order to prove himself in the biggest club competition in the world and challenge for titles year after year. Along the way, he has developed into a world class winger under the guidance of Messi, who he has been lucky enough to learn from.

    It’s been four years since that transfer took place, but for Neymar in particular, its time for a different scenery.

    As mentioned, Messi has helped Neymar grow to becoming the player he is today. The link up between Messi, Suarez and himself have made the trio, referred to as ‘MSN’, being known as the most lethal attack in world football. So with this great service and guidance, why on earth should he leave one of the biggest clubs in world football?

    Lionel Messi and Neymar for Barcelona (photo: AFP)

    (photo: AFP)

    Funnily enough, Lionel Messi has a lot to do with it. The Argentine has stolen the spotlight week in week out, with all the pressure placed on his shoulders as you would expect being the best player on the planet. This has left freedom for Neymar to mind his own business which has led to him scoring 68 goals for the club.

    Forget about Messi. For Neymar at the age of 25, it should be his time to own the stage and lead a club on his shoulders and prove to the footballing world that he doesn’t need to rely on players such as Messi to do the easy work for him.

    He has proven he can be the main man for the Brazil national team, always coming up with the goods when called upon.

    Paris Saint-Germain is the perfect club for the Brazilian to shine and maybe win the Ballon’dor even with the presence of Messi and Ronaldo still playing.

    Although I will admit that the La Liga is a better standard than Ligue 1, he is still moving to a club that has always showed signs that they want to reach the summit of world football through their smart investments. The French league is not seen as a walkover as it once was, with Monaco winning the title last season proving that.

    Over the years, PSG have been left disappointed with their lack of progression in the Champions league. It is the one competition that the owners of the club want to win for all the money that they have invested.

    With Neymar moving to the French capital, it would give him something to aim towards which would lead to extra motivation to try and go all the way in the competition. He has been successful on all fronts with Barcelona, winning every single title possible. At some point Neymar will feel like a new challenge, and there would be no better club to do it than PSG.

    Reports are emerging that PSG are willing to spend $260m for the transfer fee alone. If I was the Barcelona president, my first thought would be to take the money and sell the player on. Regardless of whether Neymar stays or goes, the club will challenge for trophies no matter what.

    By winning the champions league with PSG, it would only cement Neymar’s legacy as one of the best Brazilian players of all time. Money shouldn’t be the motivator for this deal to go through, but the drive to succeed leading a team basically on his own should be the objective.

    For all parties involved, this transfer only makes sense.

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    • July 29th 2017 @ 3:24am
      jeff dustby said | July 29th 2017 @ 3:24am | ! Report

      For all parties involved, this transfer only makes sense – no it doesnt. i am sure he doesnt want to play in Ligue 1

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        July 29th 2017 @ 8:09am
        andresilva10 said | July 29th 2017 @ 8:09am | ! Report

        Did you speak to Neymar?

        • July 29th 2017 @ 10:40am
          Matt Jones said | July 29th 2017 @ 10:40am | ! Report

          I’m sure you didn’t

    • July 29th 2017 @ 6:54am
      Gavin R said | July 29th 2017 @ 6:54am | ! Report

      He’s not going to be seen as the best footballer on the planet playing Ligue 1. He’s in it for the money. Unless PSG make it to the semi finals every year with Neymar, people will see it as the easy way out

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        July 29th 2017 @ 8:13am
        andresilva10 said | July 29th 2017 @ 8:13am | ! Report

        I wouldn’t say he is in it for the money…

        If he wants to become the player in the world, then he can’t play under Messi’s shadow.

        If he wins the champions league with PSG then it would by far be a bigger achievement than all the titles he won at Barca

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          July 29th 2017 @ 8:40am
          Luke said | July 29th 2017 @ 8:40am | ! Report

          Then why go to PSG above all other clubs? Neymar does not have to go to PSG to avoid Messi’s shadow, what if he went to an English club, or Italian club? Wining the champions league with Manchester United or Milan for example would be a huge accomplishment

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            July 29th 2017 @ 8:47am
            andresilva10 said | July 29th 2017 @ 8:47am | ! Report

            As a Milan fan I’ll admit that Neymar moving to the San Siro would not be a good idea. They are just starting a rebuilding process so it’s going to take time to return to the top

            The same could be said for Man united…

            For me, PSG are in a great position and are ready to win the champions league

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              July 29th 2017 @ 8:52am
              Luke said | July 29th 2017 @ 8:52am | ! Report

              Ok perhaps the examples I suggested where not correct, what if he went to juventus instead or another English club
              He would be competing in a great league and the club is competitive in Europe. Juve have not won the champions league in ages so if he wins it for them it should be considered a significant achievement

              Could it not also be argued that PSG are still in a building phase? They lost the title this season and where humiliated by Barca in the champions league….

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                July 29th 2017 @ 9:04am
                andresilva10 said | July 29th 2017 @ 9:04am | ! Report

                Juventus wouldn’t be a good move either because they don’t play with wingers. Also, seeing as they make the final nearly every year now, it won’t be as big of an achievement than a UCL title at Paris

                Chelsea? Two left wingers with Hazard and Neymar?

                Tottenham? No where close to challenging for the champions league even with Neymar

                Arsenal? Same as Tottenham

                Liverpool? Same situation as Milan and Man united

                Man City? That might be the only other club that would work for him. But again, are they really in a better position to challenge for the champions league than PSG?

              • July 29th 2017 @ 9:35am
                League table speaks said | July 29th 2017 @ 9:35am | ! Report

                Serie A might pick up Pastore or someone else who may leave if Neymar arrives at Psg. They have an attacker too many already i thought

              • July 30th 2017 @ 6:16pm
                Al-Shazahd said | July 30th 2017 @ 6:16pm | ! Report

                “Also, seeing as they make the final nearly every year now, it won’t be as big of an achievement than a UCL title at Paris”

                Juventus in European football:

                2016-2017 Final
                2015-2016 Round of 16
                2014-2015 Final
                2013-2014 Group stage
                2013-2013 Quarter finals

      • July 29th 2017 @ 2:03pm
        Frank said | July 29th 2017 @ 2:03pm | ! Report

        Why would you say it’s the ‘easy way out?’
        It would represent a new challenge for him in a new environment with bigger expectations.
        It might be a gamble in some ways, but if he manages to win the champions league with psg then his move will be a success regardless

      • July 30th 2017 @ 6:09pm
        Al-Shazahd said | July 30th 2017 @ 6:09pm | ! Report

        How can he become the world’s best player when he plays in Ligue 1?

        You don’t even rate the French league as the top 4 in Europe.

        Loyalty is now officially dead in football remember? All about the $$$

    • July 29th 2017 @ 8:44am
      Dan said | July 29th 2017 @ 8:44am | ! Report

      It’s a team sport

    • July 29th 2017 @ 8:56am
      League table speaks said | July 29th 2017 @ 8:56am | ! Report

      If he wants to be seen as the key reason a team can win a title like the champions league, psg is the best option.

      Should barca win it he will be behind the stature of messi and the club itself.

      A mentality like this is a part of why he is so good. That desire to be this kind of central player. The football culture here could use some of that…

      • Roar Pro

        July 29th 2017 @ 9:07am
        andresilva10 said | July 29th 2017 @ 9:07am | ! Report

        The fact that he is willing to take on a new challenge and leave a club who will always compete for titles is what will make this move so impressive

        • July 29th 2017 @ 10:42am
          Matt Jones said | July 29th 2017 @ 10:42am | ! Report

          Not really

          • July 30th 2017 @ 8:30am
            chris said | July 30th 2017 @ 8:30am | ! Report

            Why not Matt?

        • July 31st 2017 @ 6:23am
          punter said | July 31st 2017 @ 6:23am | ! Report

          Who are you?

          • July 31st 2017 @ 8:06am
            punter said | July 31st 2017 @ 8:06am | ! Report

            I’m the Punter, who are you? What do you add here?

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              July 31st 2017 @ 8:52am
              andresilva10 said | July 31st 2017 @ 8:52am | ! Report

              @punter it’s just a 10 year old who supports the Saudi Arabian league who just loves being a troll

    • July 29th 2017 @ 11:52am
      Brisvegas said | July 29th 2017 @ 11:52am | ! Report

      Nah, he should sign for Brisbane Roar, and pay them $250m for the privilege. He’d probably get regular game time and may even become a fan favourite. In a couple of years he could play Barcelona in the World Club Championship and then really show Messi and Co how to be a cult figure.

      If it’s a challenge he wants, then that’s the one for him.

    • July 29th 2017 @ 2:01pm
      Frank said | July 29th 2017 @ 2:01pm | ! Report

      It wouldn’t be a particularly bad move if Neymar moved to France, but I do think it’s about the money more than anything else with his father playing a big role in that aspect

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