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Did you guys see what Martial did to Carvajal? 😂

And the PKs! Lmao!
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Pique just posted a pic with neymar on instagram saying he stays. is he reliable?
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He is our president what you mean "is he reliable"??
For those claiming Neymar isn't on Messi and CR7 level, I beg to differ. Imo Neymar is on that level right now, in fact the only player better than Neymar now is Messi. When age catches up to Messi in a few years Neymar will be the best player in the world. The problem now is Neymar is impatient and wants the recognition and achievement as the best player in the world. I don't blame him. It is understandable since all athletes want to be the best in their respective fields.
you're contradicting your own statement in the same post. 1st you tell "Neymar is at same level as Messi and Ronaldo right now". 2nd line your telling he is only bettered by Messi and will reach that level in few years.

IMO he is 3rd or 4th best in the list below Messi and Ronaldo and very close to Suarez and maybe Bale who is always injured.

Simply dont judge going by great goals and drilling skills to compare players with Messi and Ronaldo. They both have carried teams for almost 10 years and consistently won everything leading from the front. At 25 age Messi and Ronaldo were banging goals almost every game..pure dominance which i have not seen from Neymar yet.
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It's not a contrediction. If we were playing a game and u and I were on level 10, but I was almost at the end and u were are almost near the half way mark then I would be ahead of u even though we are on the same level. Does that clarify it for you?

BTW imo Dybala is probably the one Neymar has to watch out for. Suarez is 30 and Bale is injured a lot.
I think it's very difficult to compare Neymar to Messi because their careers have been going very different routes. Messi's opportunities to play for the 1st team came very early on and he's been a starter since he was 20 years old. Neymar has to deal with that reality. He is a fantastic player and deserves to win a Ballon D'or, but Messi and Ronaldo have been too dominant for too long. Maybe he does have to go to another club to make his mark on football history SOONER, but I think he can afford to wait to take the mantle from Messi. Neither Messi or Ronaldo have shown definite signs of slowing down. Both are so dominant with scoring and assisting, they get criticized for a 3-4 game goal drought. They still score nearly 50 goals a season when they should be slowing down. I think it's very hard for Neymar to compensate for Messi's dominance because it's simply too great at this point. Plus he is still less consistent of a scorer than both Suarez and Messi. He's given plenty of goalscoring chances and all he needs is a 50 goal season of his own and the transition from Messi to Neymar is sure to happen. Messi will only move deeper into the playmaker role as time goes on anyway.
Don't understand how Bale is even in the top 5. Players like Hazard, Kroos, Modric, Lewa and many more are all ahead of Bale. Bale can't even stay fit for more than 2 months.
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Agreed, that Bale is not even in Top-6 right now...I was only considering forwards and goal scoring players. Hence left out Kroos , Modric etc. Also, i dint want to mention Hazard to sound biased.

Anyways Neymar is surely 3rd along with Suarez , Dybala ,Hazard below him . But the gap between Top-2 and 3rd is pretty big to catch-up. I would say Neymar has score at-least 45-50 goals for couple of season to be even considered in that bracket. Its not going to be easy for sure.

Messi and Ronaldo are Federer and Nadal of football. Players like Novak and Murray come-up with flashes of brilliance, but cant touch the legends.
At first it was all fun to be part of MSN but now at 25, I think the pressure to compete with guys like Messi and Ronaldo for the Ballon D'or is looking impossible unless he leaves. His Brazil's main man but he will always be in Messi's shadow and will have to content by not being the main man at Barca while Messi is still around. Then theirs the fact that his dad wants to get a cut of the transfer fee if his son Neymar goes to PSG and is probably pushing him to leave. His in a tough spot for sure, stay and win more titles but stay in the Messi's shadow or leave to another European giant that builds its squad around you.

It would be a big blow to Barca if he left but if the transfer fee is triggered Barca can buy Mbappe and probably toss 80mil to Dortmund and get Ousmane Dembele as well.
Nah for me Hazard is up there with the best. The guy is not and probably will never be a goal scoring machine but he does much more than that.

As for Neymar competing with Messi and Ronaldo. Barca is the best place for him to be. And if he really wants to be the main man then at least go to EPL. Why go to a dead Ligue that no one gives a s**t about.

The only way he would win the Ballon D'Or with PSG is if he wins the treble with them.
I miss the game today. Can anyone tell me how Semedo did? And how Sergi was playing in midfield.
Unreal second goal by Neymar today. However, as good as he is, for that much money anyone is replaceable, including Ronaldo and Messi.
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That would have been true 5-10 years ago but right now players like Lukaku go for 75 mil and Mbappe go for 120 mil. So I truly do believe Messi and Ronaldo are worth more than 222 mil. In today's market probably 500 mil each.
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There is a point when money isn't important to a club compared to a player because by keeping a player like Messi you can dominate European football and make revnue that is way more than the transfer fee
Someone watching Juventus vs Barcelona.. Such an entertaining game, doesn't look like a friendly at all.. Neymar's being a beast!! I hope he doesn't leave..:/
Neymar really is leaving to Psg. Wow, didn't see that coming
If he does is because he would want to be the main man. Can't see it happening though
It really is happening. Some very reliable Catalan sources say it's almost done
Sell him for 195m and use it to buy Mbappe and Verrati....He is no Messi or Ronaldo to categorized under irreplaceable's
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Agree with Bazinga, he's not irreplaceable but the only thing is IMO he will be in a couple of years. But if instead of staying at a club like Barca and taking over Messi he chooses to go to a club like PSG in a league like Ligue 1 then bye Neymar.

We can use that money to get Verratti (although PSG won't sell him) and Mbappe/Dembele. Or we can get Dembele and Mbappe since Verratti probably won't leave after Neymar goes there.

If there is a time where Neymar has to choose between becoming the best player in the world and making history or making lots of $$ then the time is right now.
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Apparently the Barca executives are not happy with his excessive party lifestyle.

If he is really being sold then we should use the money and get Coutinho, Veratti and Dyabala/Mbappe/Dembele.
I'm not sure what Neymar has been doing recently, but if it's true he's behaving like a diva, I hope we do sell him. And if we do, it'll be massive; €200+m.

Then it's time for Dybala and Veratti please! Dybala is arguably as good as Neymar anyway, and we all know Veratti's quality. Veratti's idol is Xavi and he has often said his dream is to be Xavi's heir at Barça.
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His release clause is 222m. If he wants to leave he can f**k off for all I care. It could be that he's using the PSG interest to get a better contract but if he really wants to go, we should go for Mbappe and Veratti with the 222m we will get from his sale. If PSG can buy him them why isn't Mourinho going for him? I'm pretty sure united can find a way to make him the face of their club and offer him a lot more money than PSG.
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Guys, we are not selling him. The rumor about the club being unhappy with his party style is not true. It seems his dad is the one pushing for this move since the man has had his assets frozen by the government. Neymar's dad approached Psg and signed a pre deal according to the Brazilian journalist who broke the story first.

222m is massive money. My concern is this board is absolutely clueless and will probably waste the money on average players like they did last summer.
If the partying rumours are true, then it almost feels like Déjà vu. I think that was one of the reasons Ronaldinho was let go.

However, the sources I've read are saying Barca are basically putting the ball in Neymar's court, it's entirely up to him.

Even if he somehow stays, the entire fiasco has done a lot of damage. He does this every summer, why keep him any longer?
good luck with trying to get veratti. They will be wanting 220m from you

and @Hikmat Barca has no say in this with a release clause being activated anyway
I love the overwhelming amount of love toward our player here. LOL
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I would like our team get Osman dembele, I find he is better than mbappe. Two footed, amazing dribbler, great vision and much suited for our playing style.I don't think they would let verrati to come here, we rather sign seri then.

Either way knowing our board, we would buy cutincho for 100 m, paulincho for 40 m plus spend 60 m for Wilshire as well with the money we are about to get from psg,lol
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@blackstyle88 I was going to say, now he's a villian because PSG bid on him and he might leave. smh. why do you guys feel entitled to his career? i doubt he'd leave barca, but so what if he wanted to? why would he deserve abuse?
^ I had seen lot of snake dimaria comments back then from man Utd fans, honest doubt, why did you so hard on them?did he deserves such? He wanted to move after all.more important why would you see any different here from your fans,lol.
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@SIF__I personally think he won't leave, but even he does I don't blame him. He is a good player, not irreplaceable, but good enough to become a face of a team. In Barca, unlucky for him, we have the best player in history of football, so it's really impossible for him to get the spot lights he really deserves/wishes for. At the same time he is gonna make way more money than what he does he, so from financial perspective, it's a smart move to actually move to Paris and get all he wants.
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No one is hating on him. But if he leaves he leaves. Good luck to him and I hope he does well. But it won't be bad because we can use that money to buy two world class players.

If he stays, then even better.
220m is a lot.

But 80m was a lot as well when we sold Ronaldo.

Neymar is probably the best player in the world if you don't include the other two
Congrats on the 220M. ParisUnited is reporting it as "done deal". Many says this source is very reliable.

https://twitter.com/parisunited6/status/888381728666025985
4ever - i cant believe you compared Neymar to Di Maria. One is one of the best players who contributed so much for the team and won many trophies already. One had 1 bad season and decided to go to his preferred club which he couldn't transfer to the year before. Did you know that just before Di Maria left he posted a long letter to fans saying how he appreciated the fans and would play much better in the upcoming season for UTD? It always sucks when a player wants to leave buy come on... Neymer deserves better than being compared to DM
^ but we aren't hating ney here, we are angry and disappointed because every transfer season, we hear transfer speculation about him, not just rumors more reliable thing.

We got him at barca with a price, our club's image been shattered because of the way he arrived, also it took a while for him to adapt with us.Now he wants to leave when he is about reach his peak ,so annoying.

Don't get me wrong, I like him, he is a great lad, the problem isn't him,it's his greedy father.But he has to be mature enough to decide his own life.
The bottom line is no player is irreplaceable except messi. If he's looking for more money and/or better status in the team then he's going to have to leave barca because other than Barça any team will make him their main star including madrid. Neymar used to party before he joined us and the comparisons to Ronaldinho are unnecessary because Dinho put in weight and used to come late for practice. Neymar is doing really well and apart from a bit of dip in form last year, he is imo the 2nd best player in the world.

If PSG activate his release clause and neymar is willing to move then we can't do anything about it but psg will want to balance their books for Fifa fair play rules. They will not mind getting some of that money back in a player swap plus cash deal. Verratti also doesn't have a release clause which actually might not be a bad thing. Offer money above his value and if verratti throws a temper tantrum, he might be on his way out.
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PSG have found a pretty good way of bypassing FIFA's totally useless rules.

A Qatari company will pay Neymar directly, who will activate his own release clause.

If they get Neymar, I think Veratti chances are gone. Neymar means they're going for it, believing they can win the CL. Why sell your best midfielder?
They were fined and punished for similar arrangements already. At the moment they will need to sell couple of big stars. Fifa is closely watching teams that get investments above their market value and with neymar it'll be a huge media splash. They will need to sell a couple of big players to balance their books.
So Danilo is actually being sold for 30m? Damn if it was us who bought him instead of Real we would've let him go for free just to make some space lol
DiMarzio says Psg will be activating Neymar's release clause of 220m . Hope it's not true.
Even if they do, can't see Neymar wanting to leave Barca for PSG.
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PSG so mad about the 6-1 that they want to buy the guy who orchestrated it lol
I don't think any club will pay that kind of money for 1 player. At least not right now. The player price inflation isn't there yet.
a few reliable sources saying its happening

i say neymar is worth it considering how much lukaku and morata have been sold for
the price seems fair but why would Neymar go to a club like psg? It's like a Chinese club who offered 300m for Messi
Why are you comparing chinese club to PSG? So ignorant and funny cuz man utd are also at the same level as those chinese clubs now lol lots of money but zero football
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Lmao u can't compare PSG or man utd ( as much as I dislike them) to a Chinese Club. These are 2 of the biggest clubs in the world that compete at the highest level for the biggest honors in club football. That's like comparing Messi to CR7 jk jk ;)
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So you guys are getting mad because he's comparing PSG to the chinese clubs and then go on and compare United, who's the top 3 biggest clubs in the world and probably history, to Chinese clubs. Smart.
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funny talk about ignorance coming from someone who might have to change his username after this window lol
I might change username, you changed teams lol from man utd to real...straight up glory hunter lol
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Attack each other all you want lol but don't talk s**t about the clubs.
my team name isn't changed unless you have a 1/20 vision and can't read
And glory hunter ... wonder who you were supporting before Messi came around lol
I liked Bellerin but this guy is good

https://youtu.be/U5KrYwtmaYA
Considering the £50m for Walker City paid, this is an absolute steal for us.

Let's hope Semedo fits in well with the guys and is a proper long-term asset for the team.

This article makes me quite optimistic:
http://beta.goal.com/en/news/barcelona-target-semedo-is-not-the-new-dani-alves-but-he/1tn2klcrbl5kj1ggnp1mz9cmo1

Especially this quote:
"Indeed, the once error-prone youngster didn't make one mistake that even led to a shot, let alone a goal."

His attacking play is excellent, but usually that comes at the cost of poor positioning, focus or overal defensive qualities. Apparently the same was true for Semedo, but he turned that around radically last season.

That mental aspect of the game, the insight in positional awareness and the resilience to change your style of play and come back from injuries, is the most important reason I think he's going to do well here.
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yeah he's probably better on the ball than bellerin, not as fast but more technical and fast enough.
He is similar to Alves when he was at Sevilla right before we bought him. Alves was never a super fast RB but he had good ball control and could connect well with the CF's. Semedo seems to be good at dribbling through crowds and sends in accurate crosses. What remains to be seen is how well he manages to cover his flank in defense. Alves was quite good defensively between 2008 and 2012. It was only later on that he started exposing the right wing leaking goals continuously. Let's see if he's reliable in defense or not.
Alves in his heyday was pretty darn fast iirc. Semedo is too, just check the video you posted FFF :)
semedo is quick, but bellerin makes fast players look slow.

either way, my point was, he's quick enough but more talented on the ball. he makes bellerin look average going forward. semedo plays like a true midfielder/winger with the ball at his feet.
Alves was quicker when he was younger but his strength wasn't his pace. He is a smart player who can connect well with attacking players. I think Semedo is similar. Bellerin is lightning quick but I don't see him making intelligent moves like Alves did holding the ball and dribbling around a few players.


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