Rosell – Neymar is the second best player in the world

Barcelona have been advised to resign Neymar from Paris-Saint Germain amid claims that he is the second-best player in the world behind Lionel Messi.

It can be recalled that the Brazil international left Camp Nou for the Ligue 1 giants in 2017 in a world record transfer fee worth €222 million.

Regardless, the forward has been linked with a return to La Liga and Barcelona’s former president Sandro Rosell has suggested that his old club should try their best to resign him.

Rosell was at Barcelona when Neymar was signed from Santos in 2013 and claimed that the Brazilian is better than Cristiano Ronaldo who is the current best player in the world.

“If I were the president of Barca, I would try to sign Neymar,” Rosell told COPE and Radio Marca.

“He is the second-best player in the world after Messi and fits perfectly into the philosophy of the club.

“But with experience, he would sign him with two contracts, one sports and the other behavioral.”

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Meanwhile, Neymar has enjoyed a successful spell with PSG in Ligue 1 and has won a good number of domestic trophies.

However, the major European honors have eluded him and the club thus far. PSG has won the last three Ligue 1 titles in succession and some cup competitions.

The Brazil international could leave the Parc des Princes and Barcelona is the likely destination for him.

Meanwhile, the Catalan giants are reportedly interested in a move for Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez and have been told that they should seek a swap deal for the forward instead of triggering his reported €111m release clause.

Rosell added: “I would not sign Lautaro for €111 million but I would try to exchange two players.”

These are just suggestions from the former Barcelona president but it remains to be seen if Barcelona will make any move for their former star, not forgetting that he didn’t leave Camp Nou in the best of terms.

However, reports suggest that his former teammates are very open to his return to the club.