With Tottenham on the brink of selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for a record amount, questions have begun to be asked about if that would match, or even over power Barcelona's attacking pair.
Neymar moved to Barcelona from Santos with people asking questions about him, and whether he was worth such an amount of money. They argued that he had not proven himself in Europe yet and was very inexperienced for a club like Barcelona. He then performed sensationally in the Confederations Cup and led Brazil to victory against, arguably Europe's strongest team. But they do have a point.
Barcelona recently beat Santos 8-0. This shows the difference in the teams and what a huge jump he is taking. You could then argue as to whether he will stand out as much. He is also the youngest out of all 4.
Gareth Bale has proven himself much more in Europe than Neymar has with great performances against Inter Milan and others in the Europa League with Tottenham.
He scored the most goals from outside of the box in Europe. Plus he already plays for a team in Europe that are at the top level in one of the best leagues in the world. Furthermore he is some 3 years older than Neymar.
Messi and Neymar will undoubtedly be unstoppable, but will they be the best? Messi is probably the best player in the world right now, and Neymar is one of the most exciting young prospects in Europe at the moment. But they are the younger, and smaller pair. They have speed, agility, skills, and good shots. They lack strength, long shots, and free kicks.
Ronaldo and Bale have more experience, they are much more similar than the other two. They specialise in free kicks and long range shots. They also have speed and agility, Bale does not do many skills in comparison with Ronaldo and Neymar though. They both have world class shots and are excellent at penalties. They also have much more strength and stamina than Messi and Neymar.
This article is written presuming that Gareth Bale completes a record breaking move to Real Madrid.
They will all be great to watch and terrifying to play against. You have got to feel sympathetic to the goalkeepers in La Liga this season. Which pair do you think will be best and which team will be more successful. Please leave comments below...
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