'World class Neymar' 100 per cent ready for Barcelona - Cafu

The two-time World Cup winner is certain that the 21-year-old will be a star in La Liga after sealing a move from Santos to Camp Nou
By Carlo Garganese

Brazil legend Cafu has tipped compatriot Neymar to be a big success at Barcelona following his long-awaited transfer to La Liga.

The 21-year-old completed his move to Barca on Monday for a fee reported to be in the region of €60 million, signing a five-year-deal with the Spanish champions.

“Is Neymar ready? Absolutely. Neymar is 100 per cent ready to play for Barcelona,” Cafu told Goal.

“He is already a world class player.”

Cafu, 42, enjoyed a glittering playing career, winning 142 Brazil caps and two World Cups while also claiming Scudetti with Roma and AC Milan.

The 2007 Champions League winner also played down reports that his former team-mate Clarence Seedorf was ready to succeed Massimiliano Allegri as the coach of Milan this summer.

"Clarence is still a player so we can't talk about him being coach of Milan," Cafu noted.

Seedorf departed Milan at the end of the 2011-12 European season to join Brazilian club Botafogo, but is one of the favourites to replace the under-fire Allegri at San Siro.