There's a reason Neymar is the world's most expensive soccer player.
Last August, Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona $262 million for the rights to the uber-talented Brazilian forward. He's already proving to be worth the investment, as he's totaled 11 goals and 9 assists in 14 Ligue 1 games. During a recent training session, it was one of his own PSG teammates who found himself on the wrong end of some Neymar ball-handling wizardry:
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) January 15, 2018
Within hours of Neymar posting the video on Twitter, the clip had already racked up nearly 2 million views. A recent study found that a soccer player's skill—more so than their size, strength, speed, endurance or balance—had the biggest impact on their in-game success. Neymar may be the most skilled player on the planet, a trait he largely attributes to frequent participation in small-sided games throughout his development.
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