Neymar: Barça ace should think about name change, jokes Kaká

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Neymar: Barça ace should think about name change, jokes Kaká

Neymar: Barça ace should think about name change, jokes Kaká

ROSLAN RAHMAN

AFP

The former Real Madrid player has made something of a left-field suggestion to the Barcelona star in an interview on Brazilian television
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Kaká has discussed countryman Neymar in an interview in the pair's native Brazil - offering the Barcelona ace some unusual, tongue-in-cheek advice.

"With everything that he's done at Barcelona, Neymar could well be next in line to be the best player in the world," Kaká told Record TV.

Neymar played a key role in Barcelona's dramatic Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

From Neymar to Reymar?

"But I think if he changed his name to 'Reymar', he'd have an even better chance.

"All the successful Brazilians begin with the letter 'R'," quipped the ex-Real Madrid and AC Milan attacking midfielder, in a reference to greats such as Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Romario and Ronaldinho - and possibly to his first name, which is Ricardo.

Kaká (left) and Neymar on Brazil duty.

Kaká also talks Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Orlando City player also touched on his future, leaving the door open for a return to Sao Paulo, reaffirming his continuing "love" for his former club.

The 34-year-old, who won the last of his 92 Brazil caps in May 2016, added: "My relationship with the national team has always been good.

"Now, at my age, it'd be a mutual agreement if it were good for me and the team."

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