Neymar’s decision to swap LaLiga giants Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain was a step back, according to Brazil legend Ronaldo.
Eyebrows were raised when Neymar left Lionel Messi and Barca in a world-record deal after French powerhouses PSG activated the Brazil international’s €222million buyout clause in August.
Neymar has starred for PSG, scoring 20 goals in all competitions – 11 of those strikes in Ligue 1 – but in an interview with ex-Brazil international Zico via YouTube, former Barca striker Ronaldo said: “Sportingly, the decision is a step back.
“But there are challenges that everyone seeks.
“I played in Barcelona at the time and went to Inter when the Italian championship was much more competitive.”