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Former Rangers striker Claudio Caniggia hails Seleção star Neymar

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Former Argentina striker Claudio Caniggia has described Brazil star Neymar as a "great player", and one that will get even better, but believes this era will belong to his fellow Argentine, Lionel Messi.

Caniggia, 45, became a national hero in Argentina in 1990 when he scored the only goal of the game as Argentina knocked Brazil out of the World Cup finals in Italy, and speaking to reporters at the Soccerex football convention in Rio de Janeiro, the former Glasgow Rangers striker hailed the latest Brazilian sensation.

He said: "Neymar is a great player. Surely, as I always say, Neymar is a player with more imagination in the world.

"He has a lot of imagination, is creative and finds different ways to score and create a move.

"He will surely be one of the best. He is only 20 years old. We have to give him time. Within a few years, he will be one of the best."

And while he thinks the Santos striker will be one of the best, there was no hesitation in Caniggia's mind as to who is the current best player in the world.

"This is the era of Messi. There will always be many stories of the careers of players like him. How was Pele, Cruyff, Di Stefano, Maradona ... No matter the order of who is the best.

"The moment is Messi's. I find it very cool that Argentina has three players among the six, seven, best in the world of all time. Maradona, Messi and Di Stefano," he added.

 
 

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