Barcelona defender Adriano believes Neymar is better than Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.
Both players made big money moves to La Liga during the summer with Neymar moving to Barcelona for £50million and Bale joining Madrid for a world record £85million.
Despite Bale going for £35million more than Neymar, Barcelona defender and Brazil international Adriano believes the La Liga champions signed the better player.
Speaking to Cadena Ser, Adriano said on the debate over who is the best player between the two: “Neymar is ahead of Bale, for what he has done in football, for what he is in Brazil, and for what he is doing at Barca.
“[Neymar] is not an actor, he does not dive - people are looking for it because they know it from Brazil.
“There have been fouls where he has gone down, but also fouls and penalties that should have been given but were not.”
Adriano also feels Neymar is starting to build a fantastic partnership with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
Messi is currently on the sidelines with a thigh injury but is expected to be back in time for Barcelona's La Liga showdown with Real Madrid on October 26.
“Their relationship is really good, better each day,” he added.
“[Neymar] is adapting very well to the team and to Leo’s style. They could become the best attacking partnership in football.
“It is a pity, but this international break has been well-timed for the club.
“We hope he can return quickly and so would be nice and ready for the ‘Clasico’.”