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Ronaldo: 'Neymar should not have quit Barcelona'

Ronaldo: 'Neymar should not have quit Barca'
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Brazil legend Ronaldo questions Neymar's decision to leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain, claiming that it is "a step back" for his compatriot.

Brazil legend Ronaldo has claimed that Neymar took "a step back" by quitting Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

Neymar was made the world's most expensive player when pushing through a shock £198m transfer in August, more than doubling the previous record fee for a transfer.

The 25-year-old has been in inspired form for the Parisians since making the move, scoring 20 goals in all competitions so far, but Ronaldo has questioned his compatriot's decision to leave Camp Nou in the first place.

"Sportingly, the decision is a step back," he told Zico in a YouTube interview. "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."

Eleven of Neymar's goal this term have come in Ligue 1, which PSG lead by nine points.

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