Neymar is following Pele’s famous path trodden at the Sao Paulo club.
Pele said: “He can be a great player, he can be like Messi or Ronaldo, no doubt. But I think it’s a little complicated for him to move to a club in England or Italy at the moment. The marking is very tight there. He would find that a little difficult because he’s very young. The game is very physical in England and Italy.”