Neymar is going to Barcelona, that is fact. Real Madrid offered more money to Santos (Neymar’s former club, the club which sold Neymar to Barcelona) and to Neymar himself but he refused to come and play for Real Madrid, that is another fact. Real Madrid fans should not be disappointed by this as this move was probably for the best as far as Real Madrid is concerned. Here are my top 3 reasons why I think Real Madrid are better off without Neymar:
- Neymar has a big ego. He has got a big hype and that is always bad for the dressing room atmosphere. The kind of turmoil Real Madrid is going through at the moment, I think Real Madrid can hardly afford another star player with an superstar ego. The new coach (probably Ancelotti) will already have to deal with egos such as Ronaldo, Benzema, Alonso, Casillas and Ozil and adding Neymar into that equation will probably make it more chaotic.
- Neymar’s style of play is something that does not pay off well in terms of results in Europe. We have seen numerous talents throughout the decades who can dribble the ball like crazy in lesser known leagues but when they come to the strongest leagues in the world and play Champions League football also, they flop miserably. Robinho and Quaresma are prime examples of players who had huge egos along with their huge skill set of dribbles. Neymar looks no different than them. Neymar dribbles for the sake of dribbling and that is always detrimental to the team chemistry of any team, even if that team is Barcelona. Real Madrid have experimented with Neymar type players a bit too much I think. I think this summer, Real Madrid will make sensible signings. Players who can help Real Madrid win Champions League and the league against teams such as Barcelona and Barcelona (in both competitions that is).
- Neymar’s salary is another issue that needs to be sorted out. With most of the highest paid players in the world already playing for Real Madrid, I don’t think Real Madrid could have afforded Neymar without offloading a couple of stars from the current squad and I would hate to see Ronaldo or Kaka or even Maria for that matter, leave Real Madrid.
These were the top reasons why I think Real Madrid are better off without Neymar. Let him go to Barcelona. I think he is too much hype but as we all know and have witnessed first hand, anything can happen in football. What do you guys think? Should Real Madrid have tried harder to sign Neymar? Or is Real Madrid really better off without Neymar. I am all ears and dying to listen to your comments. HALA MADRID!!!!