Thursday, 20 June 2013
YOU ARE TOO SKINNY! BARCELONA ORDERS NEYMAR TO GAIN WEIGHT
Neymar has been told by Barcelona’s club doctor that he needs to gain ‘a pound or two’ before if he is to prove a success alongside Lionel Messi and Co.
The Spanish champions splashed out £50million on the prodigiously talented Brazil forward, but they clearly do not think he is the finished article yet.
The 21-year-old has always shown strength that belies his 5ft 9ins and slender frame but Barca club doctor Ricard Pruna has his doubts.
'My first impression is that Neymar needs to gain a pound or two. Our medical inspection was done quickly and his weight is just another data point,’ Pruna told the club’s official website.
‘We’ll get to know the player over the course of the season and we’ll constantly add to our data input. With this information we’ll know what his ideal weight should be.
‘The first impression is that he weighs 64.5 kilos and he has a tendency to lose weight. Perhaps he needs to add a kilo or two, but I can’t say exactly how many.’