Rivaldo, one of the best strikers in history and a former Barcelona player, has been very clear about the Barça club’s needs for next season. The Brazilian asked for the signing of Neymar and ruled out that Lautaro was the solution, despite being the priority objective of the sports management: “Lautaro would not be a solution for the present. Neymar would always be my priority to reinforce Barcelona, ”said the Brazilian, speaking to Betfair, the company of which he is ambassador. “Lautaro is just 22 years old and he still needs to evolve and gain experience despite being a good player who could become a top footballer in the future,” he added. “That is why I believe that Barcelona needs to focus above all on bringing Neymar back to put together the devastating lead that it had in the past,” he said.
What the São Paulo player may cost is not a problem for the former soccer player. «Barcelona should make a financial effort for Neymar now that it seems that PSG is ready to accept realistic offers. Such a signing would not be risky, “he values. The reasons for his reflection are varied: «Neymar is 28 years old and still has a lot of football ahead of him in his career. It would be a great deal, because he knows the club and has a brutal personality that allows him to make a difference without fear of sharing the limelight with Messi ». In addition, he believes that “Leo would also love to have him back on the team.”
Rivaldo did not want to forget about Ter Stegen. The renewal of the goalkeeper is a matter that occupies Barcelona. The Betfair ambassador asks that the contract be extended with a salary improvement included, but not to bring it to the level of Suárez or Messi. “I agree that Ter Stegen deserves a salary improvement for everything he has done on the team in recent years. But I don’t think you should earn a salary similar to that of Messi or Suarez, as some voices suggest. Anyway, yes it should be one of the highest paid in the template. Your site may be just behind the main stars of Barcelona “, evaluated.
Finally, Rivaldo had a memory for his friend Ronaldinho, imprisoned in Paraguay for an alleged use of an irregular passport. “I have not spoken to him since he was arrested in Paraguay. For my part I can only send you a lot of encouragement and wish that all this ends well. It must be very annoying to spend your birthday detained in a foreign country. But I am convinced that when all this ends, Ronaldinho will come out reinforced, “he yearned. Regarding Gaucho, Rivaldo revealed the secret of one of the best goals scored by his teammate. «It was during the 2002 World Cup. We played against England and we won 2-1. That day Ronaldinho left. He gave me the pass of the first goal of Brazil, which I scored. And then he made the one of the definitive triumph », begins to relate the Brazilian. That championship, it should be remembered, was for Brazil. «His goal was historic. He put it from far away in a heeling foul that was good to put it into the area. But he hit it pumped and slipped it into Seaman down the squad. After the game I asked him, and he told me that he had studied Seaman and that he knew he had the tendency to take two steps forward in this type of offense, so he tried to surprise him … and surprised him », concludes his anecdote Rivaldo. .