One of the game’s most respected agents has suggested that it would not be a good idea for Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar to be in the same team.
Following PSG’s failures in the Champions League and the French giants’ need to comply with Financial Fair Play rules, a move could be on the cards during the summer if Neymar pushes for it to happen as he looks to shorten his 11/1 odds of winning the 2018 Ballon d’Or with winner sports.
Pini Zahavi represents Bayern Munich ace Robert Lewandowski and has been involved in some big deals over the years. He believes that Neymar made the right decision in choosing to leave Barcelona and go to join PSG last summer.
Neymar is one player who certainly enjoys being the focal point of the teams he plays in and at Barcelona, this was no longer the case, especially as the Catalan giants boasted Lionel Messi.
In Neymar’s absence through injury, PSG were eliminated from the Champions League at the last-16 stage convincingly by Juventus. The 26-year-old has been in good form this season for his club as he has gone on to score 29 goals and contribute 19 assists from 30 games.
“Neymar did what he had to,” Zahavi told Polish sports newspaper Przeglad Sportowy.
“There are only three football superstars – Messi, Cristiano and Neymar. They can’t play in one club.”
At PSG, Neymar has become the focal point of the team, but his side’s lack of success in the Champions League could be something that could convince the Brazil international to leave France. Should Neymar join Madrid, he may struggle to become the focal point of the team as Ronaldo is one who also enjoys having this position and this could lead to a clash of personalities.
Zahavi does indeed have a point. At 33 years old, Ronaldo is now a veteran and approaching the latter years of his career. However, the maestro looks hungry as ever to compete at the highest level and play every minute of every game. Though Ronaldo’s form has dipped this season, he still has the fitness of a 23-year-old and it will not be surprising to see him play up to the age of 40.
If Neymar joins Los Blancos, the two could fight over team duties and this could affect squad chemistry and the confidence of the two players.