While most Parisians are struggling to cope with the frigid temperatures in the French capital, Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has been frolicking and his topless picture while sitting in the snow has become an internet sensation.
Neymar, who became the world’s most expensive player when he transferred from Barcelona to PSG for an eye-watering sum of €222 million in 2017, has close to 90 million followers on Instagram and his latest post has already been given a thumbs-up by 3.5 million netizens.
The Brazilian, who has been touted as the man to break Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s domination of world football, brought in his 25th birthday last week with a extravagant birthday bash which was attended by all of his PSG teammates and many high-profile Brazilian footballers, past and present.
Since arriving in Paris, Neymar has settled in family quickly and currently averages just over a goal-a-game for Les Parisiens (27 goals in 26 appearances) with 14 assists added in for good measure.
With the FIFA World Cup set to take place in Russia in June, 2018 could be the year Neymar finally makes the Ballon d’Or crown his own as Brazil are among the contenders to lift the biggest prize in world football.
However, the South American will have to turn his immediate focus to his club side as PSG take on Toulouse in a Ligue 1 match on Saturday before visiting the Spanish capital to take on Real Madrid in a mammoth UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash.
How PSG and Neymar do in the double-legged tie could well determine whether he’s worthy of snatching Ronaldo’s crown and many have billed the game as a head-to-head clash between two of the biggest names in world football.