Deco has taken the time to praise Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but feels that Neymar is on the same level as the Liga stars.
The former Barcelona, Chelsea and Porto playmaker sees the Messi as the best player in the world, but is adamant that Real Madrid’s Ronaldo and the Brazilian forward are not too far off the Argentinean superstar.
“There is no doubt that Messi is the best player in the world, he does incredible things and keeps on breaking records,” Deco told Esports COPE.
“I think Cristiano is nearly as good as Messi. They are both phenomenal footballers, but in different ways. They are far and away the best footballers in the world.
“But what Neymar has been achieving recently is incredible, and for me he’s already in the same category as Messi and Cristiano. He’s ready to go Europe.”
Neymar has a contract with Santos until after the 2014 World Cup.