Brazil legend Ronaldinho has insisted that his compatriot Neymar would succeed in the Premier League.
As reported by ESPN, Ronaldinho has admitted that England is not an easy league to play in, but sees no reason why the Barcelona star wouldn't make his mark in the division.
Neymar, of course, has been linked with a stunning move to Manchester United recently, but it's far from certain as to whether the Red Devils are going to step up their interest in him over the coming months.
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Ronaldinho, despite insisting that Neymar would be a good fit for England's elite division, doesn't expect the Catalans to let him go.
"He could and would succeed at any league in the world," Ronaldinho said. "Of course, there are always transition periods. But when you have that much ability you will succeed in any league in any country.
"England is not an easy league to succeed in, but yes of course he would be a success there.
"I can't see why Barcelona would want to allow him to leave, but if he was to, I'm sure that it would have to be for a record fee."
Neymar the superstar
Let's be honest, it would come as a major surprise if Barcelona moved the technically gifted Brazilian on in the near future. Neymar has been outstanding throughout the course of the season and has established himself as Barcelona’s leading man in the absence of Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi.
With 11 goals in 10 games, Neymar leads the way in the goalscoring charts in La Liga and there's no reason why he won't continue to improve on those statistics. Manchester United may well continue to pursue him, but it's going to take something very special for the Red Devils to secure his signature.
United fans, much like the rest of the footballing world, will no doubt be watching Neymar and Co. in action tomorrow evening as Barcelona take on rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico.
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