Santos striker, Neymar
Santos striker, Neymar has voiced his opinion that Barcelona's Lionel Messi is the world's finest footballer and dropped a hint that he would like to play for the Catalans one day.
The young Brazilian believes that while Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta are great players, no one is more deserving of the Ballon d'Or than the Argentine, reports Goal.com.
"For me, there are three players who are better than the rest: Iniesta, Ronaldo and Messi," Neymar is quoted as saying by Marca. "But, the best is Messi. There is nobody who can do the things he does. To play alongside Messi would be a dream. Even just training with him would make me very happy."
Messi himself recently praised the young Brazilian, who has been turning heads with his blistering performances for Santos, and Neymar was quick to acknowledge his gratitude.
"Can you imagine the best in your profession giving you praise? It made me very happy and I can only thank him for his words," he concluded.