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(Daily Mail)   Neymar, Brazilian superstar widely considered the new Pele, weeps as he signs obscenely lucrative deal to join Messi in Barcelona and abandons home club Santos   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 18
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2013-05-28 09:51:54 AM  
That's a lot of superstars.
 
2013-05-28 09:57:13 AM  
Barcelona is an amazing place.  I do not blame him for wanting to play there.
 
2013-05-28 09:57:34 AM  
ALYSSA
Uh-oh - the cry from the heart of a real artist trapped in commercial hell - pitying his good fortune. I'm sure you can dry your eyes on all those fat checks you rake in.
 
2013-05-28 09:59:10 AM  
With this signing (which everyone knew was going to happen anyway), are both Sanchez and Villa gone?
 
2013-05-28 10:01:00 AM  
Does he have the potential to be great? Absolutely.

Judging by the history of Brazilian superstar forwards however, hope Barca get the best out of him before he turns 30.
 
2013-05-28 10:21:55 AM  
I hope Barcelona has considered that this guy only looks good because he plays with a bunch of fat shorties.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-05-28 10:25:32 AM  
I see Neymar being more concerned with out-scoring Messi than with playing within the system.
 
2013-05-28 10:59:41 AM  
Hope he likes playing second fiddle
 
2013-05-28 11:26:37 AM  

MugzyBrown: I see Neymar being more concerned with out-scoring Messi than with playing within the system.


If Neymar outscores Messi (assuming Messi isn't hurt) Barcelona will have a historically good season, regardless the system.
 
2013-05-28 12:19:08 PM  

gamarjoba: With this signing (which everyone knew was going to happen anyway), are both Sanchez and Villa gone?


Villa is leaving for sure. Reports say that Spurs are offering 11 million, but Barca want a bit more. Regardless, he won't be at Barcelona next season.

Sanchez might leave, but if he does I don't think it will be because of Neymar and more because he has had some trouble adapting to Barcelona's style. But his recent performances suggest that Barca should probably give him one more season. If he fails again, ship him off to Juventus or Inter or some Italian team who will play him as a CF like he did at Udinese.

/Kinda curious to see what happens to Pedro.
 
2013-05-28 12:34:38 PM  
Did he do it on a nationwide TV broadcast with a month's worth of advance hype?

//still bitter
 
2013-05-28 01:11:08 PM  
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NEYYYYYYYMARRRRRRRRR
 
2013-05-28 01:29:54 PM  

KaisertheCoyote: gamarjoba: With this signing (which everyone knew was going to happen anyway), are both Sanchez and Villa gone?

Villa is leaving for sure. Reports say that Spurs are offering 11 million, but Barca want a bit more. Regardless, he won't be at Barcelona next season.


I'm glad Arsenal's not touching Villa.  The guy's been injured ever since he went to Barca; but hey, S***s can piss that 11 Million away all they like.
 
2013-05-28 01:56:10 PM  

Tax Boy: [i.huffpost.com image 260x190]

NEYYYYYYYMARRRRRRRRR

HHHHHHHHHH

FTFY
 
2013-05-28 07:19:32 PM  
Jeez, Bittermitter, go easy on the guy. He's a talent. Should he stay in a worse league and earn way less money just because he might anger some Santos fans?

/Bayern Munich will still kick their ass
 
2013-05-29 07:35:34 AM  
Though this is a coup for Barça and I'll enjoy being able to see Neymar play, attack isn't where Barça need to strengthen. Couple of decent centre-backs is what they need.
 
2013-05-29 12:39:04 PM  

Swiss Colony: Though this is a coup for Barça and I'll enjoy being able to see Neymar play, attack isn't where Barça need to strengthen. Couple of decent centre-backs is what they need.


I think they need to add some strength in both. Obviously the defense should be the priority for Barca, but their attack has been all but carried by Lionel Messi for the last two seasons. It's time they get someone in so that he can get some help/another option in case he needs to be rested or gets injured.

Barca play Messi too much. He's the most dominate player in the sport almost no question, they can't afford to squander his prime years.
 
2013-05-29 03:01:37 PM  
Neymar is nothing more than a creation of the Brazilian media in the midst of economic expansion. He could be great, but he dives a lot and gets help from complacent Brazilian referees. Even though he has yet to scrape the surface of soccer's top echelon, he's more concerned about selling his brand through sponsorships than playing well in the pitch. I think Barcelona will be good for him, for sure, though I do think he's picked up some bad habits by just riding the wave of his fame in Brazil the last couple of years. His team, Santos, has not performed particularly well even in the domestic league, and in Santos' best performance in the last couple of years, Borges was the top scorer, and not Neymar. I think his signing will be a total bust for Barcelona, but as a Brazilian I hope he at least get some positive influence from Messi. Alas, La Liga refs will most likely condone his diving just as much as the Brazilians did.
 
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