Moving to PSG ‘The Best Thing’ for Neymar, Says Pele
Brazil legend Pele says that Neymar has made the right decision in leaving Barcelona for Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain. Neymar joined PSG in a world record £198m move this summer, as the French club triggered his release clause.
Pele thinks the move will help the player grow, insisting that he can match the stardom he has achieved in the Brazilian national side, away from the looming spectre of Lionel Messi.
“For Neymar, I think it [moving to PSG] was the best thing,” Pele told goal.com. "For Brazil, not much changes. There are other good players.
"But for him, I think it was the best thing because there was always the discussion, ‘Neymar, Messi, Neymar, Messi’. Now, he will have the opportunity to be the big star. But for the Brazil national team, not much changes.
“Messi is an organiser and he also scores goals. Neymar is more of a striker. There is no doubt he has a great future ahead, but there are things he needs to improve on, in the next World Cups for example.
"Today, with different styles, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar are the best players in the world. There are other players, but the best in the world at the moment are those three."