Barcelona Star Neymar Names the 3 Strikers He Admires the Most Right Now

Tom Power

​Neymar has revealed who he considers to be the best three strikers across the footballing globe.

In an interview with Brazilian media outlet ​Esporte Interativo, the Barcelona superstar explained why Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus and Juventus' Paulo Dybala topped his list as the best marksmen in world football right now.

Neymar has often contested matches against Griezmann in La Liga, while the Brazil international has first hand experience of playing alongside City wonderkid Jesus during the pair's time together with their national side.

Dybala, meanwhile, bagged a brace against La Blaugrana in their quarter-final first leg clash for Juve last Tuesday and will be hoping to inflict further misery on Luis Enrique's men in the return leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

Neymar said: "Of the new generation, I like (Antoine) Griezmann very much, but I have a great affection for Gabriel Jesus.

"I love him for how he plays and because we play together in the Selecao and we did at the Rio Olympic Games. He has entered the main Selecao very well, he is a boy with a lot of potential.

"I will also say Dybala, the famous Argentinian left-footer. If you leave him alone, he can hurt you. On Wednesday, we [Barcelona] will not be able to leave him any space."

Griezmann is set for another summer of intense speculation over his future, with Manchester United hotly tipped to bring the France international to the Premier League in the close season. 

The forward, who has consistently denied that he leave Atletico at the season's end, has bagged himself a healthy 24 goals in 44 appearances this term.

AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City - Premier League
AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City - Premier League

Jesus, meanwhile, is currently sidelined with a metatarsal injury sustained in City's 2-0 victory over Bournemouth on February 13. Before then, the 20-year-old had taken to English top flight football with ease - plundering three goals and an assist in his opening four games.

Dybala, who had been linked with a switch to Barcelona before penning a new long-term contract in Turin, has also enjoyed a fruitful campaign by notching 16 goals in 37 games for Massimiliano Allegri's side.

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