Brazil attacker takes a cheeky swipe at ex-United legend.
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FC Barcelona’s new signing Neymar has claimed that he is not as vain as David Beckham, with the Brazilian superstar even going so far as labelling the former England captain as a “metrosexual”, reports the Daily Mail.
The Brazil international finally completed his long-awaited move from Santos to the Camp Nou last month, with the five-year deal set to cost the Spanish champions a whopping £48.6m.
And now the 21-year-old is in line to take over from the one-time Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, LA Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain midfield player as the most recognisable and marketable player on Planet Football.
However, Neymar says that when it comes to comparing himself with the 38-year-old Englishman in terms of style, he trails well behind in second place, although the Barca attacker did admit to shaving his legs.
“Yes, it is true that I like to go out and buy new clothes, nice perfumes and hair products. I also shave my legs for example,” Neymar said in an interview with Surface.
“I do not see myself as a metrosexual, though. That was more something for Beckham, who was more stylish. I might be a bit pretentious, but I don’t see that as a problem.”
On the field of play, however, Neymar is set to even eclipse what Beckham achieved during his own glittering 21-year career at the very highest level, which finally came to and end last May when he won the Ligue 1 title with PSG, when he begins life in Catalonia next month.