Brazilian icon Rivaldo has expressed his view that Neymar will ‘not win anything important’, including the Champions League if he stays at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Neymar has long been linked with a return to Spain since his move to the French capital, with Real Madrid his suggested location rather than a Camp Nou comeback.
Zinedine Zidane recently expressed his own view that the attacker would be a compatible fit with Santiago Bernabeu star Cristiano Ronaldo, though no official move has yet materialised.
However, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is “2000 per cent” sure Neymar will not leave the club in the next transfer window.
Regardless, Rivaldo feels that Neymar, at 26 and in his peak years, will have to leave Paris if he is to win honours more befitting his level.
“If Neymar doesn’t leave PSG he will never win anything important,” the 46-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Especially the Champions League, which is the most important competition.
“The French league is at a lower level compared to the Spanish and English leagues and he plays for a club without history.”
Whether Neymar stays in France past the summer remains to be seen, but the Brazilian has more important matters to worry about before returning to club football – namely the World Cup.