Neymar Jr. takes that step in leaving Barcelona in his prime. Nobody does that to them. Barca is the place every player dreams of wearing a kit for. He was the future face of the team in 5 years after Lionel Messi passed the crown. Neymar had no patience in waiting till he’s 30. His time is now and proving himself to the world could not wait any longer. PSG is a less talented team than his old one but he is hoping to show just how world class he is and the throne is the perfect seat for him.
With PSG breaking the transfer fee with £198m by just under 100m for Neymar. Who will earn 30m a year. His decision to leave Barcelona, MSN (Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar) and more importantly, the shadow of Messi ultimately came down to wanting to be the face of a team. Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi have ruled the football world for the last 5 years with each of them having a seat on the throne. And leaving no room of doubt that they are far easily the best footballers in this galaxy. With both of them in their thirties where the physical starts its downward trend.
Neymar is primed to take the throne but could not do that with messi on the right of him. Being honest, its hard to double Neymar with Messi and Suarez next to him so he’s allowed a freedom to show off his 5 star skills and fancy passes.
Arguments against messi for years from CR7 stans are that he played with world class players like Xavi and Andres Iniesta feeding him the ball. Along with the entire offense built to put him in the best positions. Neymar leaves to get the same treatment in Paris.
To claim the throne, going to PSG and winning the UEFA Champions League is the one of two goals he must achieve. Neymar has already won gold medal for his country. Won the champions league and La Liga titles Barca. The Olympics win was his biggest because it was his team. His winning penalty goal that won it. Winning the Fiifa World Player of the Year is the crucial second goal. Past Brazilian winners have been elevated to GOAT levels. His desire is to be seen in the same class as Pelo, Ronaldo, and Ronaldinho. Neymar winning this award was a big part in going to Paris. To be the man.