Neymar could have stolen the hearts of fans from any of Europe’s top clubs before he decided on his move to Barcelona in 2013.
The forward arrived in Spain as the most highly-regarded player in south America, after also gaining the interest of the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid.
And the 25-year-old has proven that any of Europe’s elite clubs would have been wise to fork out huge sums to have signed the then 21-year-old who had made a name for himself at Santos.
Neymar is now one of the most widely recognised players in world football and amongst the very best.
However, despite his inevitable move to Europe several years ago, it was clear it would take something very special for the Brazilian to swap his homeland for a big move to Europe.