Neymar is still very much a professional footballer, however, the air to his Santos crown – who he left in 2013 – may have already emerged.
As a fresh-faced 21-year-old, Neymar left his native Brazil when Barcelona splashed out a whopping £50million on the wonder-kid; he had already thrilled football fans with clips of skill shared on social media.
However, almost a decade later, young footballers are leaving South America younger and younger; Rodrygo was just 18 when he moved to Real Madrid in 2019.
And the latest in that line is Santos' Kaio Jorge, who has been courting Europe's elite this season.
The 19-year-old has been turning heads in the Brasileiro and has even earned the lofty mantle as the 'next Ronaldo'.
And that praise hasn't gone unnoticed: Arsenal's technical director, Edu, is reportedly a big fan of the youngster, whilst Chelsea are also keeping tabs on the Brazilian.
Juventus are also in the hunt – wanting to offer him a 'forever home' – whilst Bayern Leverkusen will try and tempt him to Germany with the promise of football now and act as a stepping stone in his career.
Jorge shone for Santos as they reached the final of the Copa Libertadores last campaign, only to lose to Palmeiras.
He has continued that form into this season, however, Santos have failed to reciprocate their form and look set for an early exit from South America's biggest club competition this time around.
A quick look at Santos' academy graduates is a who's who of professional football: Neymar and Rodrygo are joined by names such as Pele and Robinho.
And representatives of Arsenal and Chelsea will be hoping Jorge will join that list should they land him.
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