Neymar: How can Santos replace their star man?


The rebuilding process has begun at Santos after the well-publicised transfer of the club's virtuous forward Neymar. 

Speculation has inevitably seen talk of a return for former club hero Robinho increase. Struggles will be met when attempting to replace a supremely talented player like Neymar but Santos have found themselves in this situation before and persevered as an improved side. 

One player who the club hope can elevate it to its glorious heights once again is 17 year old Victor Andrade. 

This is the latest potential phenomenon to come through the famed Santos youth academy, one that has produced Pelé, Coutinho, Robinho, Neymar, Pepe and Ganso. 

His ability to play as a striker or a left winger have seen comparisons with Neymar. The gifted attacker is blessed with the technical skills that the country's top stars are renowned for, exquisite dribbling, lightening pace and inventiveness. 

The club will without doubt be careful not to burden the youngster with the immense pressure so early in his career and will be approach the situation delicately as not to risk overwhelming the starlet. 

The production and rate at which Brazil develop young talent is endless and it is one which leaves fellow nations feeling envious towards their footballing culture.

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