Soccer fans quickly identified Neymar as a generational talent when he played for Santos. Barcelona brought the starlet to Europe in 2013 and he dazzled on the field. Most people saw him as Lionel Messi’s heir-apparent. But the Argentine icon didn’t show any signs of slowing down and Neymar lost patience (via The Guardian).
He pushed for a world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain and instantly killed his legacy. Ligue 1 is a farmer’s league because there’s only one good team. Neymar guaranteed French medals but had no chance of enhancing his global status. Finally, in 2023 he accepted a move to Saudi Arabia and sold out.