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Rivaldo backs ‘wonderful’ Ronaldo-Neymar Juventus union

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Rivaldo relishes the idea of fellow Brazilian Neymar linking up with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus and suggests the move would benefit both of them.

The ongoing Neymar transfer saga has been largely a two-way battle between La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. However, it appears that Juventus still fancy their chances of convincing him to join them and Ronaldo in Italy instead.

Earlier this week, Globo Esporte claimed that Juventus were plotting a player plus cash deal for Neymar. Apparently, the Bianconeri could trade Paulo Dybala and pay Paris Saint-Germain an additional €100m.

And Rivaldo can understand why the 27-year-old could be tempted to turn down their old club Barcelona and Lionel Messi to team-up with Ronaldo at Juventus.

“Neymar would be a great signing for Barcelona, despite all that happened after his departure and with some people against his return,” the Blaugrana legend told Betfair.

“But I think he could be a big help and with his excellent football, he would end up convincing everybody,”

“Anyway, this transfer can only be complete if Barcelona decide to invest in him as he is an expensive player, and it now seems like Juventus are also thinking about signing Neymar.

“It would be great to see him playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. I believe it would be wonderful for CR7 to have Neymar by his side, as the Brazilian would help him a lot with assists and goals all season.

“I even imagine them combining for brilliant plays and Neymar could also help by sharing responsibilities as Juventus only has one big star now. It would be a beneficial move for the players and naturally for the club.”

MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 14: Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Real Madrid CF hugs Neymar JR (R) of Paris Saint-Germain prior to start the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match.