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5 reasons why Neymar is the greatest footballer in the world today

  • Neymar is one of the best players in history, here's why he's the greatest footballer on the planet today.
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 10:25 IST
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 16: Neymar of Barcelona prepares for a corner kick during the UEFA Champions League round of 16, second Leg match between FC Barcelona and Arsenal FC at Camp Nou on March 16, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Neymar signed for Barcelona for £49m in 2013

For every generation of footballers, there is a pinnacle of excellence, there’s a standard bearer and benchmark to be overcome. For the past decade we’ve seen Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo swap positions as the best footballers in the world, but now neither of them are in that position.

As of now, Neymar da Silva Junior has rightfully mounted his place as the greatest footballer on the planet.

The Brazilian has always tittered on the edge of the conversation but recently, he’s firmly dominated the discussion. The 25-year old has not only taken football to new heights, he’s sustained those incredible levels of performance.

Here are 5 reasons why Neymar is the greatest footballer in the world right now.

#5 Everybody wants him

You know you’re the man when every single club in the world wants to sign you. You also know you’re greatest when even your bitter club rivals are vocal about acquiring your services. Real Madrid on many an occasion have used their mouthpiece newspaper Marca to stir up negotiations between them and the Brazilian icon.

Right now the 25-year old is the centre of discussion of every boardroom in world football.

The clubs who have accepted he’s out of their price range are now seeking to find the players that remotely resemble his skillset. He’s the blueprint for a star player that every club to aspire to have, he is the measuring stick of football today.

For Neymar to be prized away from the Nou Camp, it’d take a world record fee to complete the job. Only Europe’s elites could dream of forking out £150m in cash for the Brazilian. He’s the dream transfer that will hopefully happen one day.

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