Neymar is Barcelona bound, says Ronaldo



Brazil legend Ronaldo has strongly hinted that Santos starlet Neymar is bound for Barcelona.

Neymar has been repeatedly linked with with the Blaugrana and exclusively revealed last week that the 21-year-old will be heading to Catalunya in July for talks.

However, in discussing his compatriot’s chances of establishing himself as a modern great, Ronaldo appears to have suggested Neymar’s rumoured switch to Barca is a done deal.

“He has the potential [to become one of the world’s best],” the now-retired striker is quoted as saying but Tuttosport. “But we have to assess his impact on European football when he arrives at Barcelona.

“The first year will be difficult for him, but I’m convinced that when he adapts he’ll be one of the very best.”

Ronaldo enjoyed a fine season at Camp Nou before leaving for Inter in 1997.