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Pele Claims Neymar Wouldn't Last Five Minutes At City!
Published : 20 Feb 2013 22:26:53Rss feed
Brazil legend Pele has urged Neymar to shun Manchester City and Chelsea and join Barcelona, should he leave Santos.
Pele feels Neymar can flourish in La Liga, rather than the Premiership, because the game is a lot tougher in England.
The 21-year-old has been heavily tipped to join Barca or Real Madrid, but Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester City could enter the race.
Arguably the greatest footballer the world has ever seen, says Spanish referees would clamp down on tackles that could ruin Neymar's career.
Pele: "The game is tougher in England, Italy and Germany because the referees usually let play go on. Barcelona would be ideal for him.
"Santos need him and for that reason I don't think he should leave but if he must go it should be to Barcelona.
"He is an excellent player but he doesn't have any experience outside Brazil.
"In every game he plays outside Brazil, he doesn't do well.
"Everybody thinks Neymar can solve the national team's problems, but he isn't ready for that burden.
"We have a great deal of confidence in him but he has become a regular player for the national team.
"We think that he is the best in the world, but he is more concerned about appearing in the media than playing for the team.
"Neymar has a lot of responsibilities on his shoulders. Right now his major concerns are fashion and his haircut."CITY FIXTURES
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Source: Manchester City MAD
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