Jordi Cruyff: 'I bet on Neymar'
- The son of late Johan Cruyff writes a whole column on Neymar's potential return.
- He describes him as a player of an 'exceptional quality'.
- He acknowledges the controversy surrounding his return but defends his second chance to deliver.
- Finally, Jordi Cruyff insists the Brazilian doesn't have any 'ego problem'.
Jordi Cruyff, son of late Johan Cruyff, gives his verdict on Neymar's highly anticipated arrival. The Dutchman writes a personal column with a headline 'I bet on Neymar' in the Spanish leading newspaper El Pais to share his view on this mouth-watering transfer.
Even though Cruyff admits a certain controversy which surrounds Neymar's potential return, he describes the Brazilian as a player of 'exceptional quality'.
Cruyff writes: "Neymar is a clear case of a footballer who is a differential, one of the five most special (in the world). I understand the reaction of the fans who are still hurt by the moment he left and how he did it. But I am a defender of second chances."
Cruyff acknowledges it will be only 'a small risk' if Neymar rejoins Barcelona because he perfectly knows the club, the team and the Camp Nou faithful as well. Moreover, he could be pushed to deliver at Barca because his poor stint at PSG could serve as an 'extra motivation'.
Jordi recalls one of his famous father's iconic quotes: "Two hens can't live in the same cage." This could be applicable to Neymar and his relationships with Lionel Messi, the team's undeniable leader. However, Cruyff Jr. insists the Brazilian has already proven that "in his previous era there's no ego problem".
Philippe Coutinho's most recent loan move to Bayern Munich has put a huge question mark on Neymar's eventual Barcelona return. He was the most valuable player for PSG while the Catalans are lacking funds to afford their prodigal son's huge transfer fee.
Neymar hasn't made a single appearance for PSG since last season. He was omitted from the match squad against Nimes last week as well. Despite his absence, the Parisians won 3-0. The Parc des Princes faithful prepared offensive chants and banners targeted at the wantaway Brazilian.
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