Neymar the right man for Barca: Messi

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 08:58

Brasilia: Lionel Messi believes Neymar is the perfect signing for Barcelona as they bid to retain La Liga and conquer Europe next season.

The 21-year-old completed his €57 million move to Camp Nou from Santos at the start of June, though doubters had questioned whether the club had made a mistake in paying such a large sum for a player untested in Europe.

But after scoring four times in the Confederations Cup, including a stunning goal in the 3-0 final win over Spain, the Brazil international has answered his critics with goals and Messi is hoping for more of the same with Barcelona.

"I`m sure he will be a good signing for what we want to achieve," he told reporters.

“Hopefully Neymar can make a big contribution to Barcelona and can continue to demonstrate the sort of performances that he`s showed for Brazil and Santos."

The Blaugrana romped to the Primera Division title last season but were badly beaten by Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

They were defeated 7-0 on aggregate over two legs by the eventual winners, but the arrival of Neymar alongside the four-time Ballon d`Or winner will have the rest of Europe watching on with interest.

Goal.com



First Published: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 08:58

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