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Barcelona News: "Barcelona need Neymar back to win Champions League again", says Rivaldo while backing Brazil to win Copa America

Neymar with his former team, FC Barcelona
Neymar with his former team, FC Barcelona
Modified 29 May 2019, 19:42 IST

What’s the story?

Former Barcelona legend Rivaldo on his Instagram post urged FC Barcelona to sign Neymar Jr. once again as he believes he is the right man to get the team back to its original glory. Meanwhile he also backed the Brazilian side to lift the Copa America this summer.

In case you didn’t know...

Neymar made a switch from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in the 2017 summer transfer window for a staggering world-record fee of €222 million.

The 27-year-old was stripped of the Brazil captaincy this week by head coach Tite, with club team-mate Dani Alves handed the armband before the Copa America starts.

The heart of the matter

The transfer rumors are at their peak with the transfer window underway and the Brazilian is linked with a move away from the French capital with Real Madrid the ideal destination.

On his Instagram acccount, Rivaldo said signing Neymar “would be a great recruitment” for Barca “for everything that happened in this season’s finale”.

"He is, in my humble opinion, the player who Barcelona lack to be champion again in the [Champions League]. He has personality and a lot of quality to win back all the fans of Barcelona and also to be the best in the world.”

In the same post, Rivaldo backed the Brazilian national side to win the Copa America with Neymar rallying by their side. The former Barcelona and Brazil player believes no one is capable of defeating this side and believes Neymar is the best player who would be featuring in the competition.

 “I think Brazil will win the Copa America with a certain ease. I do not see any selection that can beat Brazil mainly with the return of Neymar who, for me, will be the best player in the competition.”

What's next?

Neymar is with the Selecao as he prepares for Group A games against Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru.

Published 29 May 2019, 19:42 IST
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