Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has urged his compatriot Neymar to follow his heart, even if that means completing a shock transfer to Real Madrid.
The Brazilian veteran spent five years at Camp Nou himself and holds legendary status amongst their millions of fans. Neymar is well on his way to emulate him, forming part of a deadly attacking trio alongside Leo Messi and Luis Suarez.
However, there has been rumours that the 23-year-old is growing discontent at Barcelona. An ongoing trial for fraud has unsettled him while talks over a new contract continue to stall. Real Madrid, forever hopeful, are looking to take advantage.
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Florentino Perez has reportedly set aside the €190million required to meet Neymar's release clause and the prospect of seeing him switch La Liga outfits grows more realistic by the day.
Such a move would be nothing short of devastating for Barcelona fans and will almost certainly see him become the most notorious figure in Catalonia since Luis Figo. But even Ronaldinho would be willing to back the Brazil captain over the move, as long as it makes him happy.
Don't worry, be happy
"Neymar to Madrid? I want him to be happy, he's a friend," Ronaldinho told Cadena Ser.
"I would love him to continue at [Barcelona] and keep making history, but I'm not going to advise him to stay or go, he should just follow his heart.
"In happiness, there is advice, because what is good for one is not always good for another."
Could it happen?
Of course it could happen, but, then again, we could all be wiped out by an asteroid tomorrow. The real question is, will it happen?
Neymar appears happy to play alongside Messi and Suarez and will certainly have noted that both of them are much his senior. As a result, he will get the chance to take centre-stage at one point or another in his career.
If anything, Neymar will be able to use Real Madrid's interest to his advantage and suck more money out of Barcelona. But if Barcelona can't meet his wage demands, then who knows what could happen? No one. That's who.
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