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

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 and Neymar with the Brazil national team.
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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.
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Neymar played a key role in Barcelona's dramatic Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.Andreu DalmauEFE

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.
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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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