Rivaldo advises Neymar on Ballon d'Or race

World Cup 2018 By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 04/07/2018

Former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Rivaldo has offered advise to Neymar about winning the Ballon d'Or, according to report in Marca as per German daily Bild.

Rivaldo has told the Brazilian star Neymar to quit Paris Saint-Germain and join Real Madrid if he must win the award for the best player.

Rivaldo is of the view that if Neymar wan to win the Ballon d'Or "he should play for one of the biggest clubs in the world."

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Rivaldo added: "At Paris Saint-Germain, with new coach Thomas Tuchel in charge, he will never be declared the best player in the world."

The 46-year-old Brazilian, who played in Spain for Barcelona from 1997 until 2002, said Neymar switching to Real Madrid would be an "important change".

Spanish state television channel TVE reported on Monday that Real Madrid had made a 310-million-euro (360-million-dollar) bid for Neymar, but the European Champions dismissed such claims.

Neymar helped Brazil to defeat Mexico in their second round clash in the World Cup as they set a date with Eden Hazard Belgium in the quarterfinals on Friday.