Rivaldo explains why Barcelona should recruit Neymar ahead of Lautaro Martinez: report

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Barcelona legend Rivaldo thinks his former club should prioritise the re-signing of Neymar from Paris Saint-German when the transfer window resumes later on in the year.

The Brazil international parted ways with the Blaugrana to sign up with the French champions during the summer of 2017 after they activated the ₤198 m release stipulation on his contract.

Neymar has actually considering that impressed with 69 goals and 39 assists from simply 80 appearances however it has actually still been a dissatisfaction with Les Parisiens stopping working to make any development in the Champions League.

Composing in his Betfair column, Rivaldo exposed that he understands of the ongoing speculation linking Neymar and Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez with possible transfers to the Camp Nou.

He added that the Blaugrana should prioritise the re-signing of Neymar as the Brazilian would be a certain option to declare a beginning location together with Lionel Messi.

The likes of Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann have actually not discovered the co-ordination with Messi on the field and Rivaldo thinks Neymar would be a more secure transfer option over Martinez.

“The rumours are growing about Barcelona’s intention to sign Neymar and Lautaro Martinez in the next transfer window. Although the young Argentinian is a good player, I think that only Neymar is a certain bet to claim a place in the starting XI side by side with Messi,” he informed.

” Taking a look at the last couple of years we have actually seen lots of important players who didn’t handle to play together with Messi– stopping working to carry out under the expectations. Neymar– like Luis Suárez– is one of the couple of players in the world that does not feel pressure on the pitch, constantly playing with plenty of character.

“He never gets frightened and it would be a safe option for the club while Martinez is a young, talented forward that perhaps in two or three years may become a good signing. For now I think the club should prioritise Neymar.”

Neymar is currently valued at ₤135 m by Les Parisiens and the Blaugrana are not likely to satisfy the rate without parting ways with some of their existing players.

Based on Sky Sports, it is declared that the Spanish champions might offer Griezmann as a makeweight in order to considerably minimize the cost for Neymar’s services.

Apart from Griezmann, the likes of Philippe Coutinho (currently at loan at Bayern Munich) and Ousmane Dembele might likewise be revealed the exit door in order for the club to sign both Neymar and Martinez ahead of the 2020/21 season.

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