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Barcelona’s Neymar (c) is tackled by Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane (r) during their friendly match in Florida. Photo: GETTY

Barcelona’s Neymar (c) is tackled by Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane (r) during their friendly match in Florida. Photo: GETTY

Barcelona’s Neymar (c) is tackled by Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane (r) during their friendly match in Florida. Photo: GETTY

Paris St Germain full-back Dani Alves has urged his fellow Brazilian Neymar to "be brave" when it comes to considering a potential world-record transfer to the Ligue 1 giants.

Barcelona striker Neymar has been linked with a €222m move to PSG, a deal which would see him become the most expensive player in the world, but neither club has spoken on the matter.

Ex-Barca man Alves, who moved to Paris from Juventus earlier this month, scored in PSG's Trophee des Champions victory over Monaco on Saturday and afterwards he discussed Neymar's situation.

He said: "It's an important decision for him and it's the kind of decision men have to make. He's one of my best friends and I'll always want him by my side, but I can not interfere. I helped him come to Barcelona, I did not make the decision for him, but I told him what Barcelona was like and he decided to move there. Decisions are for the brave and I am the bravest of all.

"I just want my friend to be happy wherever he is, although obviously if he were here that would be much better. It's a decision you have to make carefully but you have to be selfish. If I could advise one thing it would be: be brave, the world belongs to the brave."


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