Ronaldhino: I can’t believe Neymar chose PSG over Barca


Former Barcelona and Brazil great Ronaldinho cannot believe Neymar chose PSG over his former club.

The Ligue 1 giants completed a stunning transfer coup last week by meeting the forward’s €222m release clause at Camp Nou.

Neymar continued a lineage of Brazilian superstars plying their trade in Catalonia, where Ronaldinho dazzled spectacularly on his way to the 2005 Ballon d’Or.

It is thought Neymar’s desire to step out of Lionel Messi’s shadow and claim world football’s most coveted individual prize was a motivating factor in his decision to join PSG but Ronaldinho believes the 25-year-old is failing to see the bigger picture.

“Yes, he was careful, although it is difficult that Neymar’s heart did not tell him that the best place was Barcelona,” he said, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.