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Pele Believes Neymar’s PSG Move Can Aid Ballon D’Or Bid

Brazil legend Pele believes that Neymar’s world record move to Paris Saint Germain can assist his quest to win the Ballon D’Or. Pele thinks that stepping out of Lionel Messi’s shadow at Barcelona will help the player to develop.

Pele told Marca, “At the moment the best player in Brazil is Neymar and I think the move for him was very good because there was huge competition with Messi at Barcelona.

“I think it is a good opportunity for him and he needed to move because now he can really play and show what he is capable of. However, it is also very dangerous when you get given that responsibility.”

Pele thinks it is a matter of time before Neymar bags the World Player of the Year prize, “Of course he can. Neymar has a football at his feet, which is all he needs.

“[Philippe] Coutinho is a player I think we should all look at too because he is excellent for his team.”

"No doubts at the moment, though, that Neymar is the one."


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