Neymar aims slight dig at Messi: 'Every GREAT player has to play in PL'
- Neymar Jr hinted at Cristiano Ronaldo's supremacy over Leo Messi as the Barca legend has never played in English top flight
- Both Messi and Ronaldo have won Ballon d'Or five times and the Portuguese reached his first prize as Man United player
Neymar Jr, who spent 4 seasons alongside Leo Messi at Camp Nou before joining Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, was asked by Man City and France left-back Benjamin Mendy whether he would ever consider a move to the Premier League during a video posted on the Brazilian's official YouTube channel.
"We don't know how tomorrow will be, but I believe that every great player, at least one day, has to play in the Premier League," the 26-year-old explained, as quoted by the Daily Express.
"If you're playing there, then I hope you can keep enjoying the Premier League because you deserve only the best. Hugs and thanks!"
The 26-year-old has scored 43 goals in 48 appearances for PSG since leaving Camp Nou in 2017 and was constantly linked with a return to Catalunya as well as a move to Per Guardiola's Manchester City and Mourinho's Man United.
And while the Brazilian puts Leo behind Cristiano Ronaldo for not featuring in the Premier League, the Portuguese's former Man United teammate Wayne Rooney believes the Argentine star is the one to be considered the greatest of all time.
“Ronaldo has gone from a winger to a striker and a goalscorer,” Rooney said. “Rather than taking players on all the time, he has gone more one or two touches, getting in the box and scoring goals.
“Messi a bit of everything - you see him scoring goals from playing probably a deep midfield role at times, and where I’m probably still walking on the pitch he’s scoring.
“So he is probably the best.”