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Pele: Neymar right to step out of Lionel Messi's shadow

Pele: Neymar right to step out of Messi's shadow
By Eurosport

05/09/2017 at 03:25Updated 05/09/2017 at 04:07

Pele believes fellow Brazilian Neymar made the correct decision to join Paris St Germain due to being in the shadow of Lionel Messi at Barcelona.

Neymar completed a world record £200.6million transfer over the summer and has settled well in the French capital with three goals in as many Ligue 1 games.

His switch divided opinion but three-time World Cup winner Pele, arguably the greatest striker of all-time, feels Neymar will now be able to take star billing at the Parc des Princes, with the presence of Messi denying him that privilege at Barca.

The 76-year-old told Marca: "At the moment the best player in Brazil is Neymar and I think the move for him was very good because there was huge competition with Messi at Barcelona.

"I think it's a good opportunity for him and he needed to move because now he can really play and show what he's capable of."

However, he added: "It's also very dangerous when you get given that responsibility."

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