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Pelé believes Neymar’s move to Barcelona is “very good for Brazil”

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Seleção legend Pelé believes Neymar’s decision to move to Barcelona will benefit Brazil at this summer’s FIFA World Cup.

The 21 year-old left Santos to join Barça for a fee reported at the time to be around €57 million.

Some speculated that making the switch to Europe a year before the FIFA World Cup was a risk, but having watched Neymar settled quickly in Spain, Pelé believes the decision to move has paid off.

“He is our child and a wonderful young man who had the chance to go to Barcelona, and it’ll be very good for Brazil,” he said, as reported by Football Espana.

“Neymar is getting a very important experience there.”

Neymar, who is currently injured, has scored nine goals in 22 appearances for Barcelona this season.


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