Neymar praised by Rivaldo among jeers

Former Barcelona star Rivaldo has praised the ‘personality’ of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar in scoring over the weekend.

The forward netted a stunning overhead kick in the last minute as PSG won against Strasbourg, but was the target of booing and jeers from his own fans both before and after the strike.

The Brazilian star had been heavily linked with a return to Barcelona this summer as an exit from the French capital has appeared to be looking increasingly likely.

The former Santos forward left the Camp Nou for Paris in the summer of 2017 for a world record €222m fee, but reports continue to suggest he may be open to a departure from the Parisians.

Neymar has continually been linked with a return to Spain since his departure with the Catalan giants and Madrid said to be keen on a future transfer.

“Congratulations Neymar Jr. for the great goal and the win,” Rivaldo wrote on his Instagram account, alongside a photo of Neymar’s goal.

“Surely it wasn't easy to play with the (club) fans booing you but you showed a lot of personality and regardless of what happens, you will give your best to help PSG achieve its aims.

“I'm certain you will have a great season.”

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