Originally posted by NickV:
Messi's ego is too big. As well as Neymars. I got the feeling that this relationship will not end well.
Barça need a defender not another forward.
What?!? Sorry, but that's just not true. I live and breathe Barca...that's crazy talk.
As far as Neymar is considered, I don't know yet but we will find out. Some newspaper reports have suggested that he is immature. He's 21 and was handed reigns of a club when he was 18. Watching him come to Messi for his shirt after a game shows me enough humility. He will be surrounded by some of greatest players on the planet...so, we will find out a lot about him very soon.
Barca needed someone to take pressure off of Messi. They have been too dependent on him for last 2 seasons. Neymar does that and he fits perfectly because he plays on the left and now defenses can't zero in on Messi. Earlier, Barca tried to bring in CF and fit them on the left or right - but what they needed was a play-maker next to Messi, not just a finisher.
Defender will come...I've no doubt about that considering Barca didn't need to give a lot of money for Neymar. Great start to the summer. This is an ideal fit. I hope Dani is sent somewhere and we bring in a top CB next to Pique.