Casemiro hails Neymar and Real Madrid teammate Vinicius Junior

Brazil international Casemiro has hailed the qualities of compatriot Neymar by suggesting that he is currently one of the top three in the world and has the credentials to become the best in the future. The Paris Saint-Germain ace has sustained successive metatarsal injuries in the past two seasons and this has somewhat taken him out of the radar in the race for the Ballon d’Or.

Despite this, Casemiro has continued to heap praise on the former Barcelona attacker saying: "We started talking about Neymar here. Let's spend the whole afternoon talking about him. "For me, Neymar's in the top three and has everything to be the best in the world." Meanwhile, Casemiro added to speak on the potential of Vinicius, who has quickly turned into a fan favourite among Los Blancos faithful, he further told: "In the last two months Vinicius played at a high level, at a level of one of the best in the world. What he's producing at Real was not normal, for someone who's 18 years old. Being bold in the shirt of Real Madrid is not easy."

“Real Madrid have gone through a tough campaign where they have failed to compete across all three fronts" and they are plenty of positive signs coming out from the club of late with the re-appointment of Zinedine Zidane at the helm. Elsewhere, the Spanish giants are already on the hunt for big-name signings for the summer, but that may not include Neymar with his father and agent recently affirming that “the attacker is content" with the proceedings at Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar has been sidelined for the past few months with the foot problem but he is expected to return to the first-team setup at some stage following the international break. Les Parisiens have no Champions League football on offer after the shock exit at the hands of Manchester United but they can concentrate on ending the season on a high by bagging a League and Cup double.