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Cesc Fabregas insists Neymar is on Ronaldinho's level

Cesc Fabregas insists Neymar is on Ronaldinho's level
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Cesc Fabregas insists that former Barcelona teammate Neymar has everything required to "be the best" and compares the Brazilian to his compatriot Ronaldinho.

Cesc Fabregas has claimed that former Barcelona teammate Neymar deserves to be held in the same regard as club legend Ronaldinho.

The winger starred for Barcelona during a four-year stay at Camp Nou, scoring 105 goals in 186 games and helping the club to eight trophies including the 2015 Champions League.

Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record deal in 2017 but has been repeatedly linked with a return to Spain since, and Fabregas insists that he has everything he needs to "be the best".

"Neymar is an outlier, he has qualities at the level of Ronaldinho. He is a superstar that makes the difference when he wants. It's been a while since I played with him and he recently killed us in two games with PSG," Fabregas told Marca.

"[Lionel Messi], Luis [Suarez] and the rest liked having him in the team because at any moment he could give you an assist or dribble, something that is difficult in an evenly matched game.

"He has everything to be the best. Off the pitch he is a very good kid. He is like a child; he is always happy and enjoys life."

Neymar is reportedly willing to take a 50% pay cut in order to secure a return to Barca this summer.

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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