By spending so much money to buy him and paying him such a huge salary, Barcelona are placing an intolerable burden on the young Brazilian.

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“Barcelona’s problem is Neymar. He is a great player, let there be no doubt about that, but you cannot sign a 21-year-old and pay him more than players who have won it all. Nobody is god at the age of 21. Plus Barcelona already have the greatest player in the world [Lionel Messi] and a 21-year-old kid cannot be the key figure. This is impossible in football. At the age of 26, yes, but not at 21.”

Former Barcelona coach Johan Cruyff believes the club have eleveated Neymar to a status he doesn’t yet merit.