Ronaldo speaks on Neymar's transfer to Real Madrid

Heather Diaz
May 16, 2018

"Although [Neymar's time in Barcelona] ended the way it did, he won important titles here, he won the Champions League, he won La Liga".

Real Madrid defender Marcelo has spoken of his desire to play alongside Brazilian teammate Neymar at the Bernabeu despite the starlet's Barcelona past.

Quoted by Sky Sports, Messi told TyC Sports: "It would be awful, because of everything he means to Barcelona". The numbers that he does season in, season out are absolutely unbelievable, but come May 26 we'll be looking to stop him and the rest of Real Madrid. "It would make Real Madrid even stronger from a football point of view".

Neymar left Barcelona last August, becoming the world's most expensive soccer player in a transfer that upset many Barcelona fans.

According to reports earlier this week, Neymar intends to quit PSG this summer.

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Mohamed Salah has recently won the Premier League Player of the Season award as well as the Golden Boot after scoring 32 goals in 36 league games.

Beaten finalists four years ago in Brazil, Argentina have not won a major global title since 1993 when they lifted the Copa America. "You know a lot about him and the likes of [Lionel] Messi because you watch them on YouTube when you're growing up, you always watch those type of players".

"It's a weight that we carry and we want to overcome it", he said.

Salah will have another opportunity to exhibit his qualities at the highest stage as he is part of the Egypt squad that will play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup holding in Russian Federation.

Argentina beat Italy 2-0 in a March friendly but that victory was sandwiched by a 4-2 loss to Nigeria and a 6-1 hammering by Spain.

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