Brazilian Ronaldo: Neymar Has Taken A Step Backwards

Neymar celebrates after scoring a penalty kick against Amiens. – AFP

The Brazil worldwide made the shock move in August, abandoning the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at the Nou Camp to join the French giants after they activated his £198million release clause.

That's the verdict of former Barca star Ronaldo, who offered his take on the switch during an interview with Brazilian legend Zico.

"Sportingly, the decision is a step back, but there are challenges that everyone seeks", the 2002 FIFA World Cup victor said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

'But there are challenges that everyone seeks. "At that time, the Italian league was a lot more competitive", added Ronaldo, who won the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times in a stellar career that also included spells at Real Madrid and AC Milan.

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PSG head to the Loire on the back of a 6-1 rout of Ligue 1 rivals Rennes in the French Cup and a 2-0 midweek defeat of Amiens to reach the League Cup semifinals.

This weekend might provide a sterner test for PSG as they take on Nantes, managed by former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, in Ligue 1.

According to the source, the transfer of Neymar from PSG to real Madrid is estimated at 400 million euros, which is nearly two times more than the French last summer, has paid "to Barcelona".

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