Simeone Picks Neymar Over Mbappe

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Neymar would be a better signing than Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe because he works harder for the team, according to Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.

Brazil star Neymar had his detractors at the World Cup following high-profile instances of theatrics, but the 26-year-old undoubtedly remains one of the best players on the planet.

During his first campaign in France, the former Barcelona forward scored 19 goals in 20 Ligue 1 appearances before a fractured metatarsal ended his season prematurely.

 

Mbappe is one of football's brightest young prospects and rounded off a fine domestic campaign with PSG by helping France to World Cup glory.

But for Simeone, Neymar would represent a better addition from a team perspective.

 

Asked during an interview with El Partidazo de COPE who he would rather sign, Simeone replied: "Neymar for sure because he works more.

"He worked a lot in the Luis Enrique's Barcelona team.

"Mbappe is a great player but he is more individualistic and without such a defined position."