Ronaldo: Neymar took a step back leaving Barcelona for PSG - FCNaija

La Liga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 12/01/2018

Former Barcelona and ex-ex-Brazil international Ronaldo De Lima has urged his views that Neymar move to Paris Saint-Germain is a step back for the Brazilian superstar.

Neymar left Lionel Messi and Blaugrana for the dethroned Ligue 1 champions in world record deal of €222million in August last year which has caused some eyebrows.

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Neymar has started his PSG career on a fine note with 20 goals in all competitions and11 of those strikes in came Ligue 1, but former Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo in an interview with Zico via YouTube said: "Sportingly, the decision is a step back.

"But there are challenges that everyone seeks.

"I played in Barcelona at the time and went to Inter when the Italian championship was much more competitive."

Neymar was on target on Wednesday as PSG defeated 10-man Amiens 2-0 to reach the Coupe de la Ligue semi-finals.

PSG are back in action against Claudio Ranieri's and Super Eagle defender Chidozie Awazeim Nantes in Ligue 1 on Sunday at Stade de la Beaujoire.