Barcelona playmaker Neymar has been named the most valuable player in the world, according to a report by CIES Football Observatory.
The 25-year old ranked higher than clubmate Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard and Harry Kane.
The research considered several factors such as contract with present club and the status of the club, age, international status, appeal and marketability et al. The study looked at the most desirable players in the top leagues in Europe. Players valued at over £40 million were considered.
Tottenham Hotspur duo of Harry Kane and Dele Alli ranked high on the list due to their impressive results posted for club and country. Alli is the second most valuable, and it is logical considering his age, achievements already and potential. He is estimated to be worth £137 million while his teammate Kane would be around £135 especially if he gets the Three Lions captaincy armband on a permanent basis.
PSG had looked at luring Neymar last year with around £150 million. This report claims the Brazilian is worth around £35 million more than the French giant’s estimation. His teammate Messi is valued at £134 million even though the Argentine is not likely to exit the Nou Camp in his prime. Continue reading “NEYMAR IS THE WORLD MOST VALUABLE PLAYER” →
Barcelona defeated opponents Eibar 4-0 in the La Liga last week to keep up the pressure on Real Madrid who seem not as confident after ending their unbeaten run.
The famed MSN Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar did the required. Denis Suarez joined the trio on the score sheet as the Spanish outfit eased to a comfortable win over their opponents.
Barca lost something in the process of completing their 4-0 rout over their hosts. Sergio Busquets was pulled put ten minutes into the affair. Gonzalo Escalante forced the player out, leaving him with a terrible ankle injury.
The visitors started the game slowly with Andres Iniesta and Busquets not giving them their usual advantage. Eibar played high pressing football but could not create good chances. Suarez had a chance to ease the pressure when Messi sent the ball but he lost it.
It took a while for them to settle and Dennis broke the deadlock when he scored from 25 yards in the 31st minute. Neymar got his chance but lost it.
Suarez did better, probably taking a cue from his namesake but it hit the framework just before the referee called time on the first half. Continue reading “BARCELONA THRASH EIBAR 4-0” →
Brazil and Barcelona forward Neymar said that he seeks to win the Champions League again with Barcelona.
The striker has already won the trophy in his first season with the Spanish club and that that he wants to achieve the same again.
He said that this was an enjoyable experience for him and that he wants to relive it. He stated that it is not good to win it only once in your career and that you need to keep on fighting in order to win it again. The Barcelona forward said that his objective at the moment is to win La Liga and also the Champions League again.
He believes that Barcelona is the right team if you want to win the Champions League again. He said that there are so many players that have won the trophy more than once with the Spanish team and this is what he wants to achieve also.
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Spanish giant outfit, Barcelona might lose one of their most prized players to French side, Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
According to a report from ESPN Brazil
, the very talented forward could be set for a summer transfer to the French league as the French champions are in advanced talks with Barça.
PSG are reported to be closing in on a personal agreement with the Brazilian forward. If this happens, PSG will move on to club negotiations, and would be ready to pay as much as €190 million to Barça in order to complete the deal.
Neymar’s own agent, Wagner Ribeiro, revealed that he has been negotiating with PSG officials for over four months, dating back to the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala last January. The report cited the source as credible especially after the report that came out last month claiming that Neymar’s father met with Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez. The agent said the meeting was actually with representatives from Les Parisiens. Continue reading “BARCELONA MIGHT LOSE NEYMAR TO FRENCH GIANTS PSG” →
Manchester United has scored 2 goals from their opening 3 Premier League matches of the season which is a fairly low amount of goals for a team which is aiming to become the new champions of England and have spent a hefty amount of cash in the summer transfer window.
RadamelFalcao left Old Trafford after not living up to the expectations of fans and Robin van Persie also made his way out of Manchester United, this has left the Premier League club with a deficiency in their attacking department.
Barcelona’s Neymar has turned into a summer target of Manchester United as Louis van Gaal is believed to be interested in signing the Spanish attacker but it will be an extremely player to sign taking into consideration that Neymar has a release clause of €137 million.
Even if Manchester United does splash out that world record fee in signing the Brazilian forward, it seems unlikely that Barcelona are even willing to think about offloading one of their most influential and important players in the entire team.
The agent of Neymar, Wagner Ribeiro stated that all the rumors and reports which have been emerging is nothing more than speculation but nothing is actually real.
Wagner Ribeiro told the media: “There’s nothing. This is speculation in the summer window. The move does not exist. “He has three more years of contract. English newspapers are very speculative. Barcelona never think about selling Neymar and he is very happy there.” Continue reading “In spite of all the rumors, Neymar is not likely to join United anytime soon” →
It seems like more and more players of Barcelona are being involved with tax fraud and things of this nature as Messi a few months ago was entangled with not paying tax and he was investigated along with his father.
Neymar is the latest player of Barcelona to be linked with allegations of tax fraud. Brazilian tax authorities are believed to be examining documents from the finance ministry and have been taking a look at Neymar’s accounts for over a year.
Federal prosecutors say they hope to file charges in the next few weeks. Authorities have announced that they have already been seeing a mysterious and unnatural cash flow of around 115 million Brazilian raeals which is about €25 million between the years of 2011 and 2014.
In May of 2013, the Brazilian attacker made a switch from Santos to Barcelona for a transfer fee of €57 million but a few weeks after the transfer and everything was completed, there was an investigation made which revealed contradictory information about the transfer. Continue reading “Neymar is being investigated for tax fraud” →