That’s according to former Brazil international Caio Ribeiro, who branded Neymar as an “ace” and who he argued plays “more balls than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi.”
Ribeiro told Panico Jovem Pan: “Even if he [Neymar] has behaviour that we don’t agree with, I think he is an ace, currently the best player in the world.
“He plays more balls than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi.”
Neymar, 28, was widely tipped to follow in the same footsteps as Messi and Ronaldo after bursting on to the scene at Santos.
The Brazilian winger was linked with both Barcelona and Real Madrid as he put the world on notice during his earlier career.
During his four years at the Camp Nou, the former Barca star captured two La Liga titles, the Champions League, three Copa del Reys and a Spanish Super Cup.
Neymar still remains the most expensive player in history after he left Barcelona to complete a sensational £200m move to PSG in 2017.
The Brazil international has continued to add silverware to his cabinet thanks to PSG’s dominance over their domestic competitions.
Former PSG player Nene, much like Ribeiro, believes that Neymar is the best player in the world ahead of both Messi and Ronaldo.
The 39-year-old Brazilian winger told Ligue 1 in 2020: “For me, Neymar’s the best player in the world this season.
“Objectively, he’s been better than Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.”