If Neymar is moving to PSG for a better chance at winning the Ballon d’Or award – he can think again.
For the Brazilian, he could be a future winner, and that’s the key word. Future. Future as in when the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have hung up their boots – as we know, they have been the two serial winners over the past nine years and it seems they continue to be.
The ex-Santos winger could well be the best player in his new team, whereas, at the Camp Nou, he was made to look ordinary across the front line next to Messi. There is no doubt Neymar is world class, it’s just he hasn’t had any attention due to the best player ever stood on the opposite wing.
It’s not just Neymar we’re talking about. The likes of Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero, Robert Lewandowski and Gareth Bale over the years haven’t had a look in for the Ballon D’Or – and these are still some of the best players in the world. So Neymar moving to Paris for a better chance at winning that award will remain redundant betting offers today from Enhanced Bets
Ronaldo is getting on a bit with age at 32 and Messi is 30. But Ronaldo, the current holder of the award, has transformed his game into almost a number nine. The pace has lowered, but the quality of player will never die. The Real Madrid number seven will keep spurring on, his personality won’t let him slip. Ronaldo is older and arguably not as natural as Messi, yet with his goals, he’s still had a few nod’s ahead of the Barcelona number 10 over the years – so what chance will Neymar have?
Neymar is 25, with years ahead of him. Why not stay and take over the reigns of Messi at Barca when he retires? That brings into question whether the two worlds best will still be producing the same stats as they are today by the time the Brazilian is 30 in five years time?
The financial package in terms of the fee and wages is world record numbers, but how staggering is it in today’s world. Does it surprise us? Not really. £450 million altogether – that includes a £198 million transfer fee and £515,000-a-week in wages after tax over five years. So what comes to mind is “why wouldn’t you move to that kind of pay?.”
Neymar’s move can be described as a big fish in a little pond move, but PSG’s project is exciting – and they have proved themselves as one of the best in the world and alongside Manchester City – are growing into a European superpower.
If it was all about the Ballon D’Or, he would stay at Barcelona and wait for Messi to retire – as Neymar is actually producing world class statistics. 105 goals in 186 games are staggering. If those stats were before the genius of Messi and Ronaldo, he wins the World Player of the Year almost every year with that record.
With his quality, he would have to win it in the future surely? But again, as long as Messi and Ronaldo are still producing the numbers are, the Brazilian hasn’t got a chance.