Neymar left for new challenge

Former Barcelona forward Neymar said that he did not leave the Spanish club because of money.

He said that there are many rumors going around that he left for the French club because he was interested in a greater paycheck but this is not the case. He said that he is at a time of his career where he wants a new challenge and he feels that signing for Paris Saint Germain will be an ideal way to achieve that.

Many pundits have criticized the move stating that Neymar was only behind the money and the Brazilian player believes that it is unfair to do so. He said that he has been attracted by the Paris Saint Germain ambitions of becoming the best team in Europe and that he wants to form part of this objective.

He said that he had done his best at Barcelona and he has always put the interest of the team above his own and he feels that it is now time for a change. Continue reading “Neymar left for new challenge”


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”

Neymar and Barcelona are once again involved in legal issues

Ever since Neymar completed his move from Santos to Barcelona and was unveiled as a new player of the Spanish club on June of 2013, there have been a number of transfer investigations and legal issues that have been taking place involving the transfer of the Brazilian player.

There are a number of reasons of why these investigations have been taking place. One of them is the fact that Barcelona appears to have lied concerning on much money was exactly spent in signing Neymar.

The president of Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu initially stated that the price tag of Neymar was €57.1 million but it was later discovered that Barcelona had paid around €86.2 million with the parents of Neymar receiving around half of that amount. Barcelona and Bartomeu were eventually charged with tax fraud. Continue reading “Neymar and Barcelona are once again involved in legal issues”

Neymar is off from the transfer market

Neymar has recently been linked with Real Madrid as it’s believed that the agent of the Brazilian player has met up with Florentino Perez and the main topic of discussion is the possibility of Real Madrid signing Neymar and taking into consideration the recent poor form of the 24 year old player, reports have emerged stating that a summer transfer move was a realistic outcome but these rumors have been shut down by Barcelona’s director JordiMestre.

These rumors involving Neymar making a summer move away from Barcelona have spread so much that it has forced JordiMestre to step up and deny these claims as the Spanish club is not interested and hasn’t even thought about offloading one of their star strikers.

Barcelona’s JordiMestre denied summer transfer rumors of Neymar being offloaded as he said: “Of course not. That is something that keeps coming up, but I have said it many times we are delighted with Neymar. And Neymar will not be sold. We have not even thought about doing it. If we have to talk, we will talk. I see Neymar very happy at Barca, in Barcelona, very integrated into the team and the city. He is committed to the maximum. I don’t see why he should leave or why we would not renew his contract. It is about both parties’ wishes.” Continue reading “Neymar is off from the transfer market”

In spite of all the rumors, Neymar is not likely to join United anytime soon

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”

Neymar has become the 5th top goal-scorer of Brazil

At the age of 23, Neymar has already managed to score 43 goals for Brazil at the international stage as the young star of Barcelona has turned into the 5th highest goal-scorer for his country.

Neymar surpassed Bebeto who during his playing career scored 39 goals for Brazil but at this rate it seems like Neymar will overthrow everybody else in the list of goal-scorers which includes players such as: Zico, Romario, Ronaldo and Pele.

All of those players are the ones who are ahead of Neymar in the goal-scoring charts of Brazil but in a few years it could be changing as the young player has a promising future ahead of him.

The Brazilian football team has not been able to lift a World Cup title since 2002 but the national squad which is being guided by Dunga has a team filled with promising young figures with the likes of: Danilo, Fabinho, Oscar, Philippe Coutinho, Lucas Moura and Neymar all expected to turn the Brazilian side into the champions that they once were some time ago.

During the 2014 World Cup, the Brazilian squad managed to reach the semi-finals of the international competition but was knocked out after losing against Germany with a devastating scoreboard of 7-1.

The coach of the Brazilian squad, Dunga is hoping that another scoreboard like this one does not occur and he has been giving other Brazilian players the chance to step up and turn into a regular starter for the national side but Neymar remains being one of the few players who still continues being chosen and seems to be an irreplaceable figure. Continue reading “Neymar has become the 5th top goal-scorer of Brazil”

Luis Enrique not concerned about Penalty Taken by Messi

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says that he is not concerned about whether the penalties taken by Neymar or Lionel Messi.

The latter has been the default penalty taker for Barcelona for a number of years now. However, the presence of Neymar has provided a challenge for this role. The Brazilian recently took the spot kick duties in the Copa del Rey match against Villarreal. Barcelona were heading to a comfortable 3-1 victory when they were awarded a late penalty. It would have certainly sealed the tie if the penalties had been converted, but Neymar missed the chance to put Barcelona 4-1 up in the match.

This was the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final and it still hangs in the balance as a result of this missed penalty. Messi has also missed a couple of penalties in recent years and hence Enrique says that he is not concerned whether Messi or someone else takes the penalties. Neymar has been in fine form for the Catalan club this campaign. He is widely seen to be coming of age after scoring 24 goals in just 28 matches. This tally is just a couple short of Messi’s record for the campaign. Messi has 38 goals from 32 matches. Continue reading “Luis Enrique not concerned about Penalty Taken by Messi”

Neymar brilliant Performance this Campaign

Barcelona superstar Neymar has been in impeccable form this campaign and he has scored three goals in his last three matches. Until now, he was the top scorer in the Barcelona team before being overtaken by Lionel Messi in the last few matches.

The 22-year-old has dismissed claims that there are factions within this Barcelona squad and this has contributed to the poor and inconsistent form they have been showing this campaign. Due to those rumours, even superstar Messi has been linked with a move away from the club. Barcelona have already sacked their director of football, which led to the departure of Carlos Puyol from his assistant director of football role.

Ahead of a crucial league match against Atletico Madrid, Neymar says that the squad is united and that there are no issues within the team. Continue reading “Neymar brilliant Performance this Campaign”