Luis Fabiano – Neymar is already 'much better' than Cristiano Ronaldo
However, Fabiano claims that Neymar must ply his trade in Europe in order to surpass Barcelona's Lionel Messi as the best player in the world.
''I think that because of not playing there [Europe], I can't see him challenging Messi but without a doubt he is already much better than Cristiano Ronaldo,'' the former Sevilla striker told SporTV.
''Not yet Messi, I admire him a lot and I have seen him play from very close.''
Fabiano watched Neymar net a hat-trick against São Paulo on Sunday, as the Tricolor suffered a 3-1 defeat by Santos in the semi-finals of the Paulista state championship.