If the opportunity to play alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez wasn’t good enough, Barcelona star Neymar wishes he could call Cristiano Ronaldo a teammate, too.
According to reports, the Brazil captain wants Barcelona to make a shock move to sign the Real Madrid winger, who he described as a “legend”.
It’s a potential transfer you can probably file under the top five least likely moves to occur (just underneath Messi to Madrid), but it’s still nice to imagine Ronaldo and the Argentine - the world’s two best players - tearing defences apart together.
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Neymar was quoted by Goal as telling A Bola: “I’m a fan of Cristiano; he’s a legend, one of a kind. It would be very good if he played for Barcelona.”
Barcelona’s riveting MSN strike force has scored 91 goals in all competitions this season and, in all honesty, it’s difficult to imagine Ronaldo improving Luis Enrique’s side.
The Portuguese has come under criticism for his selfish attitude, while Barcelona’s team benefits from it’s generous, team-first approach.
Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli noted the telling difference between Barcelona and Madrid’s trios last month. He was quoted by Goal as telling El Pais: "Leo alone can win a game. If, in addition, he empowers Suarez and Neymar, that is invaluable.
“The difference with Madrid is that [Gareth] Bale, Ronaldo and [Karim] Benzema, their trident do not enhance each other but are neutralised.
“If Ronaldo starts a move it ends with him. If Bale does it’s the same. Benzene grabs what he can but does not create anything."
Ronaldo could leave
Ronaldo, 31, raised concerns about his Madrid future by admitting he could leave the club when his contract expires in 2018.
In an interview with Marca, the former Manchester United star said: “I want to be here for a couple more years and then we’ll see. That’s the duration of my contract and I want to give my all in that time.”
There’s probably more chance of Louis van Gaal being Manchester United’s manager at the start of next season than Ronaldo joining Barcelona, but it’s fascinating to imagine him swapping the Bernabeu for the Camp Nou nonetheless.
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