Brazil and Barcelona superstar Neymar unarguably has this one for his magnificent display during the about-to-be-concluded International Champions Cup taking place in North America, amidst a possible/potential nerve-wrecking world record transfer to PSG.
Neymar has been in the eye of the storm for more than a week now since news emerged that the French Ligue 1 giants are on the brink of activating his contract release clause put at GBP196m. This has not gone down well with a couple of people and groups and there seems to be increasing pressure being mounted on the star not to agree to the deal even though it is understood that he wants to make the move with the backing of his father who is understood to be his agent.
The Barcelona hierarchy, team-mates, friends and well-wishers are at crossroads concerning this issue.
Expectedly, a player in this kind of situation is not meant to be at his scintillating best when on the pitch because his mind would probably not be there at that moment. His head will be turned.
That was not for Neymar as he scored a brace against Juventus, first, then the solitary goal against Man Utd (1-0) and provided two assists which led to two goals in the 3-2 win over arch rivals Real Madrid just last night, all within one week. Not just that, Neymar reportedly put up a five-star all-round display in the three friendlies justifying all the ‘noise’ about the potential transfer- even though his abilities have never been in doubt before now.
With this, he has shown he is indeed a big player with a big heart.
Thumbs up Mr Neymar 😉