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Neymar has been told he should leave Barcelona by his advisors

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Neymar's record at Barcelona is pretty impressive.

Since moving to the Camp Nou in 2013, the Brazilian has represented the Catalan giants on 186 different occasions and scored 105 times.

He has also had a hand in 80 other goals scored during that time and playing alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez has taken his game to an entirely different level.

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And yet despite being part of one of the most feared attacks at one of the biggest clubs in the world, rumours of unrest have resurfaced once again.

Spanish newspaper Sport believe the 25-year-old is getting increasingly 'uncomfortable' at the club and is constantly being urged to leave by his group of advisors.

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Neymar has been regularly linked with a move away over the last few years but in truth, has never really looked even close to contemplating a switch.

So just why would Neymar's people want him to leave Barcelona?

Although the Brazilian international is already considered the natural heir to Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi as the game's very best, his advisors think that process would be accelerated if he played his football elsewhere.

And having already won everything there is to offer at Barcelona, they believe a fresh challenge would also increase his chances of winning the Ballon d'Or.

FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2015

In an award which has been dominated by Ronaldo and Messi for the last decade, the closest Neymar has come was a third place finish in 2015.

But if Neymar wants to be crowned the best player in the world his advisors suggest playing at a different club to Messi is the best way to highlight his own talents.

“By the side of Messi you will always be second, you will always be in his shadow,” Sport claim he has been told.

Neymar signed a new deal with the Catalans last year and his release clause - which rises after each year he stays - currently stands at £222 million.

Deportivo Alaves vs Barcelona - Copa Del Rey Final

So, should Neymar eventually accept the advice of his peers and decide he wants a fresh start, realistically, only a few clubs in the world will be able to afford him.

Old Trafford has been touted as a potential destination in the past as has Paris Saint-Germain, while Manchester City certainly have the riches to compete for his signature too.

Whether either one is prepared to smash the world record transfer fee quite so much for the services of a single player, though, is an entirely different matter...

In the meantime, Neymar is currently preparing for the new season with the rest of the Barca squad. Ernesto Valverde's first game in charge will be against Juventus on July 22.

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