When you are one of the elite players in world football, chances are you didn’t get there by being shy.

Neymar’s move made Paul Pogba’s £89m move to Manchester United in 2016 seem small-time in comparison, while Barca consoled themselves against Neymar’s exit by snapping up Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele for an initial fee of €105m.

Eden Hazard usually lets his feet do the talking on the pitch, but when asked by the Daily Mail just how much he is worth in the current market compared to Neymar, the Chelsea winger replied: “€1billion!… Hahaha – no I am just kidding.


Neymar is unveiled in Paris after signing for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record £198m deal on August 4, 2017

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Brazilian forward Neymar, of Santos, gets ready for their 2009 Paulista Championship football derby match against Corinthians, at Pacaembu Stadium, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 22, 2009

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Philippe Coutinho #11, Neymar #10 and Gabriel Jesus #9 of Brazil celebrates a scored goal against Argentina during a match between Brazil and Argentina as part 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier at Mineirao stadium on November 10

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Brazil’s forward Neymar pose with the trophy of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on June 30, 2013. Brazil won the title after defeating Spain 3-0 in the final of the football tournament

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Barcelona footballers L-R Neymar, Lionel Messi, Xavi & Andres Iniesta as cartoon characters from The Simpsons TV programme

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Neymar #11 and Paulo Henrique Ganso #10 of Brazil celebrate Neymar’s goal against the U.S. in the first half of a friendly match

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7/42 2011

Brazil’s Santos Neymar wears a mask depicting himself in celebration after scoring during a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Chile’s Colo Colo in Santos, Brazil


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Brazil’s midfield Neymar holds his Best Player trophy surrounded by teammates after defeating Uruguay 6-0 at the Under-20 South American championship, played at the UNSA Stadium in Arequipa

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Brazil soccer player Neymar with Alexis Sanchez


Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Neymar stars of the new Qatar Airways advert


Brazilian footballer Neymar, who plays forward for Santos and the Brazilian national football team, poses for a photo with David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy prior to the second half at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, America

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Brazil soccer player Neymar holds the trophy for best player during an awarding ceremony in Montevideo, Uruguay



Neymar My Story

14/42 2012

Neymar of Brazil battles with Joe Allen of GB during the international friendly match between Team GB and Brazil at Riverside Stadium

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Brazil’s forward Neymar (R) gestures on the podium of the men’s football final at Wembley stadium during the London 2012 Olympic Games

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16/42 2013

Brazilian soccer player Neymar poses for the media in front of Barcelona’s offices, close to Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona


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Neymar of Brazil competes with Michael Carrick of England during the International Friendly match between Brazil and England at the Maracana Stadium

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Neymar of Brazil is put under pressure by Glen Johnson of England during the International friendly between England and Brazil at Wembley Stadium

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19/42 2014

Brazil’s Neymar practices during a training session at the Serra Dourada stadium in Goiania, Brazil


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Neymar of Barcelona goes past Gael Clichy of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Manchester City and Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium

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Brazil’s Neymar is seen inside a medical helicopter at the Granja Comary training center, on July 05, 2014 in Teresopolis, Brazil. Neymar will be treated at home for his back injury. Neymar, the biggest football star in Brazil, was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after fracturing his third vertebra during Friday’s 2-1 quarterfinal win over Colombia

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Barcelona’s Neymar (C-R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 3-1 lead during the UEFA Champions League final between Juventus FC and FC Barcelona at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany


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Barcelona celebrates with the trophy after the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and FC Barcelona at Olympiastadion on June 6, 2015 in Berlin, Germany

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Neymar of Barcelona and James Milner of Manchester City battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City and Barcelona at Etihad Stadium

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25/42 2016

C Barcelona and Brazils forward Neymar (L) signs autographs on the red carpet as he arrives for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich

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26/42 2016

Neymar of Barcelona (R) takes the ball past Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City (L) during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester City FC and FC Barcelona at Etihad Stadium

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27/42 2016

Neymar (R) jokes with Luis Suarez of Barcelona during a FC Barcelona training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium

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28/42 2016

Arsenal’s English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (R) vies with Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 1st leg football match between Arsenal and Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium in London

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Brazil’s Neymar, right, greets Argentina’s Lionel Messi prior to a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte


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Neymar of Brazil celebrates with his gold medal following the Men’s Football Final between Brazil and Germany at the Maracana Stadium on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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FC Barcelona and Brazils forward Neymar, FC Barcelona and Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi and Real Madrid and Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo pose after a press conference ahead of the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich

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32/42 2016

Neymar Jr. of FC Barcelona and his son Davi Lucca give their thumbs up prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Alaves at Camp Nou stadium

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33/42 2016

Justin Bieber posing with Brazilian forward Neymar jr. during a training session of FC Barcelona


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Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar (R) and his father Neymar Santos arrive to Spain’s national court in Madrid

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35/42 2016

Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) round of 16 first leg football match FC Barcelona vs RCD Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona

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36/42 2017

Barcelona soccer player Neymar poses for photos during a fashion event in Shanghai, China


37/42 2017

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and FC Barcelona football player Neymar Jr attend Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena

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38/42 2017

Kaylor Navas of Real Madrid attemps to block the ball from Neymar of Barcelona during the International Champions Cup soccer friendly at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida

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39/42 2017

Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar drives into the parkinglot to takes part in a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on August 2, 2017 following rumour that Neymar is considering a move to French club PSG for which the club would have to shell out some 222 million euros, enough to trigger the 25-year-old’s transfer release clause

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Neymar celebrates his world-record move to PSG on August 4, 2017

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Neymar celebrates after scoring a goal during on his PSG debut against Guingamp on August 13, 2017

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Neymar scores a stunning solo goal against Toulouse on August 20, 2017

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“No, not one billion. Neymar is a top player, he is Brazilian. I haven’t got an answer for that one.”

Hazard has been continuously linked with a move to Spain to link up with Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, with the French coach a vocal admirer of the Belgian’s talents.

The Chelsea forward is not ruling out heading to the Spanish capital in future, but said of the constant transfer speculation in and around the game: “You know I’ve been playing for 10 years now and every summer it is the same story.

“You read that this player can go here or there and in the end nothing happens.

“It is part of the job, it is part of football now and the newspapers need to write about it but for me as a player I just focus on my training and I focus on my game, that is the most important thing, and then if something happens it happens.”

Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/chelsea-eden-hazard-jokes-he-is-worth-1billion-neymar-psg-transfer-a3626751.html