In an interview with GOAL, the renewed Brazilian businessman commented on the World Cup and Neymar’s future
As one of the most important entrepreneurs in European football for many years, Wagner Ribeiro, who has worked with Neymar and Robinho, gave an interview to GOAL. Now, further out of the spotlight, he continues to work at his company, WR Marketing, helping young up-and-comers from Brazil make the leap into professional football.
However, he follows the news closely and, in a chat with the GOALexplained how he sees Brazilian football at the World Cup and the future of Vinícius or Neymar himself.
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“We are ready for the World Cup in Qatar. I am sure that we will win the title, because we have the best players, although Tite is weak and has no game strategy”, said the agent.
After standing out at Real Madrid this season, the businessman commented on striker Vinícius Júnior, who scored the Champions League title goal for the Spanish team.
“Vinicius didn’t surprise me. He just matured. He’s happy at Real Madrid and plays without pressure, showing all the quality he has and making a lot of ‘fantasies’ with the ball.
Recently, by the way, GOAL reported that Real Madrid is close to agreeing on the renewal of the contract with the Brazilian, who should receive a high appreciation due to last season.
Asked about the renewal, Wagner Ribeiro was confident about the deal: “Renewing his contract with Real Madrid is good for him because it’s a club that has always trusted his football. Florentino Pérez deserves a lot of consideration because he trusted him from the first moment.”
Regarding Neymar’s future, the newspaper L’Equipe announced that a renewal clause will be activated until 2027 in the striker’s contract with the French team. Even so, the player’s future looks uncertain, with PSG president Nasser Al Khelaïfi saying that “some will come, others will”.
When asked about the player, Wagner Ribeiro said: “Neymar has a dream: to be champion of the Champions League with PSG. Despite all the rumors about a possible exit, he is very motivated and will not stop until he makes it.”
In addition, Wagner Ribeiro took the opportunity to comment on the management of the current PSG president, who began to receive criticism from the French fans: “With each passing year Nasser Al Khelaïfi improves the team in every way. , who will be one of the best. And now he wants to have the best French players at PSG.”
Still in the interview, the agent, who was very attuned to world football, revealed that Endrick, Palmeiras’ jewel, has everything to be the “next Vinícius Júnior”.
“Endrick, for sure. He’s a great player and he’s only 15. “He has the quality to (play for Real Madrid) do that one day, but he’s on the radar of many other European clubs.”