Juventus have surprisingly signed their name on the list of suitors for Neymar Jr., who is on his way out of Paris Saint-Germain after two years with more grief than glory that saw him earn the hate and despise from Paris Saint-Germain fans this summer.
While Real Madrid and Barcelona seem unable to strike a deal for the Brazilian superstar, Juventus can be a surprising destination for Ney, more knowing that Juve are willing to offer Paulo Dybala in exchange for the Brazilian forward.
Former Brazil international Rivaldo has backed a potential arrival of Neymar to Juventus, stating that he would be a good addition for the Old Lady, as well as a great partner for Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.
“In a moment like this, of course Neymar would be a great signing for Barcelona, despite all that happened after his departure and with some people against his return, but I think he could be a big help and with his excellent football, he would end up convincing everybody,” Rivaldo told Betfair.
“Anyway, this transfer can only be complete if Barcelona decide to invest in him as he is an expensive player, and it now seems like Juventus are also thinking about signing Neymar.
“It would be great to see him playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. I believe it would be wonderful for CR7 to have Neymar by his side, as the Brazilian would help him a lot with assists and goals all season.
“I even imagine them combining for brilliant plays and Neymar could also help by sharing responsibilities as Juventus only has one big star now. It would be a beneficial move for the players and naturally for the club.
“With Neymar wishing to leave PSG, it will be important that a transfer is complete before deadline day at the end of the month, after all it would be tough for him to stay in France.
“He would have all the fans against him for a while and it's never easy to be booed by your own club fans. Yet, Neymar has enough personality to handle it if necessary and prove his value anyway, as he is a great player.”
PSG fans have made it clear that they don’t want to see Neymar playing with the team any longer, and his absences in the first two games of the Ligue 1 only make people believe that he’s getting close to leaving the Parc des Princes after two seasons.