Neymar: Time to move to Europe

The talented Brazil international should leave his home country and test himself in Europe

Sathya Sandiran
Published 04/12/2013 16:35 by Sathya Sandiran, read by 5,950 people.

Brazil might be one of the best teams in the world footballing stage but their domestic league still trails behind those in Europe.

Neymar, the 21-year-old Brazilian international, has already made waves in his native country while playing for Santos.

The star striker has racked up 131 goals in 214 appearances. He has picked up six team awards as well as a whopping 36 individual awards for himself. However, the majority of his accomplishments have been on a domestic level with a few on a regional and global level.

Many believe that moving to Europe would prove a truer test for the Selecao forward as compared to remaining at Santos.

At the age of 21, he has transcended his teenage years and now the time is ripe for him to make a move to the world's top leagues to make a name for himself. As of now, he is considered a potential world-class player who has yet to prove his worth amongst other tried and tested superstars. Some are afraid that he would not expand his full potential if he hinders himself from playing amongst the best in the world which could prove detrimental to his development as a footballer.

Touted as the next Pele, Neymar has a huge responsibility to deliver on a global arena. He also has the blessings of the Brazilian legend himself as he has claimed Neymar to be better than Lionel Messi. No one wants to see his immense talent stalled or go to waste which is why moving to Europe at the end of the current Brasileirão would be the best option for him.

With a host of top clubs with the financial capability willing to pay the price for the starlet, he would have mainly two leagues to choose from. Real Madrid and Barcelona can offer him the chance to play in the free flowing footballing capital, La Liga, where he should find himself quite at home given his flashy style of play.

Manchester City or Chelsea could offer him the chance to play in the toughest league in the world, the Premier League, where Neymar would face the high intensity and physicality that lies within England's top division.

Lastly there is an off chance that he might find a lucrative offer from the French capital itself, with PSG looking to establish themselves as an elite force in the European footballing scene.

Whichever league he chooses, this special young man is sure to light up the pitch with his silky skills and blistering pace. A nightmare come true for any defender if he should link up with the likes of Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Aguero or Eden Hazard.

So, will he or will he not make that leap?


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