Will Neymar to Barcelona Work? How Will He Play with Lionel Messi?

Sophie Nicolaou@@soccerdivaContributor IIJune 16, 2013

Will it be a love fest between Lionel Messi and Neymar at the Camp Nou?
Will it be a love fest between Lionel Messi and Neymar at the Camp Nou?

The most talked-about transfer in football over the last two seasons is finally done. Neymar joined Barcelona from Santos, and now the biggest question remains: Will the Catalan kings get a return on their investment? Many think Barcelona have spent their money wisely. Others are in a wait-and-see mode. Let the debate begin.

Will Neymar complement Lionel Messi, or will he try to compete with him? Can these two superstars co-exist, or are there too many cooks in the Camp Nou kitchen? What does the transfer mean for David Villa and Cesc Fabregas?

What about Neymar's weight? He is very slight and doesn’t carry too much muscle. Can he bulk up and change his style of football to adapt to playing in Europe? Is he willing to work hard and put in the effort he needs in order to succeed like other great Brazilians we've seen play at the highest level? Will he emulate the likes of Ronaldinho, Romario, Ronaldo and Kaka? Or will he end up a high-profile flop? Remember Keirrison?

Instead of writing in depth about the subject of Neymar, I decided to talk about it. If you've never listened to La Liga Lounge before, you'll love this very special Brazilian blend of an episode about the man of the moment!

La Liga Lounge is a football podcast dedicated to the beautiful game in Spain and also covers the Champions League and a smorgasbord of other superb subjects about the world's most popular sport. From tactical breakdowns to leading stories, news and transfers, there's always plenty of heated debate and great discussion.

La Liga Lounge dissects the subject of Neymar like a frog, and you can also hear the thoughts of Brazilian legend and 1970′s World Cup winner and captain Carlos Alberto. The scorer of the greatest goal ever seen in the World Cup doesn’t hold back when talking about Brazil’s current football starlet.

Link to podcast here.