“Neymar reminds me of Cruyff” notes Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fàbregas
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fàbregas sees similarities between Neymar and Barça legend Johan Cruyff.
The 21 year-old has had a big impact at the Camp Nou since joining from Santos for €57 million in June.
Fàbregas believes Neymar’s pace and acceleration is comparable with Cruyff’s and makes him difficult for opponents to contain.
“Neymar reminds me of Cruyff,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I never got the chance to watch him play but Cruyff had an incredible change of pace, as Neymar does.
“He’s quick off the mark, stops dead and is off again so fast. He also reminds me of Cruyff for how fast he is when he’s with the ball.”
Neymar, who has been capped 46 times by Brazil, has scored eleven goals in 26 appearances for Barcelona this term.