Neymar believes Estevao 'will be a genius'

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Neymar spoke in a brief interview with 'TNT Sports' in which he blessed Estevao as one of the most important Brazilian talents to watch in the near future. "He will be a genius," said the Al Hilal player, who missed the Copa America with 'La Canarinha' due to a torn ACL that has also doomed his continuity in the Saudi Arabian League.

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Brazil are one of the favourites to win the Copa America and they are finalising their bid these days. Many stars are talking to the country's press to analyse the national team and one of the most recent stars to appear on television was Neymar, who blessed one of the most promising players, Estevao. He is nicknamed 'Messinho' and has signed for Chelsea when he comes of age.
"He is a great talent emerging in Brazilian football today. I think he's going to be a genius. Who is the key player for the 'Canarinha'? I think it's Rodrygo. Vini will play as well as he knows how, but I think Rodrygo is different. He's a star and the number 10 will bring him a lot of luck," said the Al Hilal player.
The former PSG player has not been on the pitch since 18 October last year, when he suffered the injury that has kept him sidelined since then. It was in a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay in a match for his country's national team. This happened just a couple of months after his departure from the Parc des Princes for a fee of around 80 million euros was confirmed.
Estevao will for the time being continue to work at Palmeiras while waiting for his move to Chelsea to be brought into line with the precepts of international bodies. By then, the first year of the 'Maresca era' at Stamford Bridge will have passed and the Brazilian will either have to try to make a place for himself in a squad that should have taken some shape in terms of hierarchy by then or go out on loan.