Barcelona star Neymar has revealed Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is one of the most skillful players he has ever lined up alongside on a football pitch.

The Brazil international unsurprisingly opted for Lionel Messi as the most gifted star he has played with, with the Argentina international picking up five Ballons d'Or trophies over the course of his career.

But Jesus, who has started his City career brightly, comes in as a close second place after Barcelona's Messi.


He said, as quoted by ​the Sun: ​“The most skillful player? Lionel Messi. But after that it’s Gabriel Jesus – he’s incredibly skillful. I’d also have to pick Robinho, who is my idol, and Ganso at Sevilla.

“And I can’t forget Ronaldinho. If there was one Brazilian I’d bring back from retirement to play for Barcelona, it would be him.

“My favourite player to watch? It’s got to be Messi. But he’s not the only one. There’s also Luis Suarez of course, and Lucas Lima.

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“He’s a very skilful playmaker at my old club Santos and also a great friend of mine.”

The 25-year-old also revealed he has not thought about a potential move to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Manchester City both said to be interested in the former Santos man's signature.

He added: “Have I thought about it? No, not yet.

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“To be honest I’ve never thought about living in England. I do watch the Premier League a little bit, but then again I don’t like to watch too much football.

“I like to follow Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus just to see how they’re doing but I’ve never touched the subject of moving to the Premier League with them.

“I’ve played in some ground in England, I believe almost all of those from the big teams – it’s hard to pick one that I liked the most."