Transfer Rumor – Neymar Jr. reportedly seeking exit from Barcelona
According to a transfer rumor, Neymar Jr. is reportedly looking to leave Barcelona. The player aims to become the best player in the world, overtaking Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. According to a magazine named Don Balon, Neymar Jr wants to escape the shadow of Lionel Messi. The player wants to be challenger for the Ballon d’ Or award and for that he has to make up his own unique identity.
During the summer, there were a lot of speculation about Neymar Jr’s move to Manchester United. The player was a hot transfer target for the club and the club was willing to pay a world record transfer fee. Manchester United officials even visited Barcelona and put up their bid in an attempt to land the player at Old Trafford. However, the transfer speculation came to an end when the player himself denied any such move in a press conference full of tears. The Barcelona officials also came out to say that they want Neymar Jr. to finish his career at Camp Nou.
Neymar Jr. is arguably emerging as a new contender for the FIFA Ballond d’ Or award. And it seems like that he would be the player to break the dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on the prestigious award. Last season Neymar Jr. was instrumental in the treble win of Barcelona. The player scored 39 goals in all competitions and was the joint top scorer in Champions League. He scored 10 goals in the competitions. His teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo were the other two players to score 10 goals each. Not surprisingly these three players are also the leading contenders for this years Ballon d’ Or award.
With Neymar Jr. showing his class in the absence of Lionel Messi, it will be interesting to see how things unfold after Lionel Messi returns in the Barcelona Lineup.`