Neymar Jr: Unai Emery backs Brazilian star to take over from Messi, Ronaldo

Neymar Jr: Unai Emery backs Brazilian star to take over from Messi, Ronaldo

- Neymar Jr has been backed to be the next world best after Ronaldo and Messi

- The Brazilian has finished top three behind the duo during his reign at Barcelona

- Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery is confident with PSG star is a worthy candidate for the tag

Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes Paris Saint Germain winger Neymar Jr has what it takes to succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's best player.

The Brazilian is currently the world's most expensive footballer following his move from Barcelona to PSG in the summer of 2017.

Both Messi and Ronaldo are already slowing down having stayed on top of their games well over one and a half-decade.

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The superstars share 11 Ballon d'Or awards between themselves and these exclude other prestigious and globally recognised prizes.

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Meanwhile, the Spaniard who managed Neymar when he newly arrived from Spain three years ago said the forward has the quality to take over from the superstars who have dominated the top for too long.

"The year I was with him [Neymar] was magnificent," the former Gunners boss told Spanish newspaper Marca.

"I learned a lot from seeing his answers in each training session and in the matches. "Neymar has football inside, but also the faculties and the conditions to execute it.

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"I think he is facing the opportunity to take over from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be the best player in the world, and he has time to do it."

During his reign at Camp Nou, Neymar won seven major titles including a Champions League in 2015 where he orchestrated their dramatic comeback against his present club then.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi's value in the transfer market has tumbled owing to the economic crisis caused by the outbreak of deadly coronavirus.

The 32-year-old's current price tag stands below £101 million and this also affects several other top players in the industry.

SunSport reports that the Barcelona legend is the only player above the age of 30 in the list of most expensive stars in the world at the moment.

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