Luis Suarez explains why Neymar will become the world’s best player

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Neymar has been under a bit of pressure in recent weeks, but his Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez is convinced the Brazil international will succeed Lionel Messi as the world’s best player.

With 30 goals in 48 appearances, it’s certainly not been a bad season for Neymar by any stretch of the imagination.

However, the South American has scored nine fewer goals than he did last term - albeit with the Copa del Rey final still to come - and his commitment and off-field activities have been questioned by critics.


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A poll run by Catalan newspaper Sport - per the Mirror - last month found that 62 per cent of Barcelona fans would be in favour of selling the world-class forward.

Selling Neymar would generate an astronomical sum of money for the reigning European champions - £150 million if his release clause was activated - which would allow them to not only renew the contracts of Lionel Messi and Suarez, but also bolster the current squad with much-needed signings in key areas.

Suarez: Neymar will become the world's best

However, Barcelona would be at risk of losing the player on course to become the world’s best, according to Suarez.

"Neymar will be the best in the world," the Uruguay international was quoted as saying by Marca. "He has been here for two years now, and it is totally different to when he arrived.

"He trusts his qualities, he has improved and is now a worldwide star."

Suarez: We all get along well

One of the key reasons why Barcelona have enjoyed so much success under Luis Enrique is because of the excellent relationship between the club’s star attacking trio.

If Neymar is through on goal when Messi or Suarez is in a better position to score, the pass will be played nine times out of 10 - as we saw on Saturday for Barcelona’s final goal in their 3-0 win over Granada.

And Suarez admits that envy is not a problem between himself, Neymar and Messi.

"We get along very well, there are no jealousies," he added. ”I did not have any role in mind when I came here but my teammates have made life easy for me."

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Suarez claimed the Pichichi at the weekend after a hat-trick helped him reach 40 league goals for the season.

Messi scored 26 goals in 33 La Liga appearances, while Neymar scored 24 in 34.

It’s hard to imagine Barcelona selling the latter - and if they did, it’s safe to say the decision wouldn’t go down well with his fellow ‘MSN’ members. Even if the majority of Barca fans wouldn’t mind so much.

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