Barcelona defender Dani Alves defends the money invested in Neymar
Team-mates for both club and country, the two Brazilians are close friends, and 30-year-old Dani Alves has been quick to defend the near £75m that the Nou Camp outfit forked out on the 22-year-old.
“Yes, it was worth it. In the market we’ve already seen players move and not get the expected results right away.”
“What he is experiencing at the moment is normal. The abnormal thing would be to hit the ground running straight away.”
“It will take time for him to adapt and to understand how things work here, the cultural and footballing changes. Here things are a little more organised and tough,” said the former Sevilla full-back.