Brazil legend advises Neymar to ditch PSG

Brazil legend advises Neymar to ditch PSG

Former Barcelona and Brazil ace Rivaldo believes Neymar needs to leave Paris Saint-Germain in order to fulfill his potential. 

Neymar came close to leave PSG in the summer but the move failed to materialize after talks broke down. The Brazilian was keen to return to his former club Barcelona but the two sides failed to reach an agreement. The Brazilian has recently been booed by a section of PSG's fans despite his impressive display, including against Strasbourg when he netted a goal in stoppage time. 

"I believe a lot in Neymar. But I think he has to leave [PSG]," he said. 

"That's why he wanted to leave at this transfer window at any cost, PSG is a great club but not one for the level of Neymar. I think that, at a world stage, everybody talks only about Barcelona, Real Madrid and some other big clubs from England, some from Germany.

"He has to go to a club that has more history at Champions [League]. Of course, if he wins the Champions [League] and can be a world champion, it will be much easier to become the best player in the world."

Meanwhile, Neymar is on the sidelines for at least two weeks after suffering a thigh injury during Brazil's 1-1 draw with Nigeria in October. 

Rivaldo netted 35 goals in 75 appearances for Brazil between 1993-2003.