​Brazilian football legend Rivaldo has claimed ​Neymar doesn't feel pressure on the pitch and suggests ​FC Barcelona should prioritise signing the PSG superstar over ​Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez - two high-profile names to have been linked with a move to the Catalan club in the upcoming summer transfer window. 


Neymar had left Barcelona for a world-record-breaking transfer fee in 2017. But there has always been a suggestion the 28-year-old will one day to return to Camp Nou. Rumours had been rife last summer Barcelona would finally bring back their lost star, but a deal did not come to fruition before the transfer window slammed shut. 



Rivaldo admits Lautaro Martinez is a good player but believes Neymar would be a better option to play alongside ​Lionel Messi.


"The rumours are growing about Barcelona's intention to sign Neymar and Lautaro Martinez in the next transfer window. Although the young Argentinian is a good player, I think that only Neymar is a certain bet to claim a place in the starting XI side by side with Messi," Rivaldo claimed in his column for ​Betfair [via ​Goal].


Rivaldo, who himself is a former Blaugrana player, also pointed out that many players have failed to play well alongside Messi at the ​La Liga club. "Looking at the last few years, we have seen many valuable players who didn't manage to play alongside Messi - failing to perform under the expectations." the Brazilian world cup winner said.


The 47-year-old went on to claim that Neymar, like Suarez, doesn't feel pressure on the pitch and is someone who never gets frightened. 


"But Neymar - like Luis Suarez - is one of the few players in the world that doesn't feel pressure on the pitch, always playing with plenty of personality. He never gets frightened and it would be a safe option for the club while Martinez is a young, talented forward that perhaps in two or three years may become a good signing," he said. 


Rivaldo also added that Neymar is a different player from the one that left Barcelona three years ago. The PSG star has been impressive for the French outfit this season and played a significant role in ensuring the Parisians progressed past ​Borussia Dortmund in the ​UEFA Champions League Round of 16.