(Reuters) — Leaving everything you own to a billionaire footballer isn’t everyone’s idea of a good cause, but one Brazilian fan couldn’t think of a more deserving recipient of his material possessions than Neymar Jr.
The anonymous fan said that beyond his love for the national team and the legacy of Brazilian football, he identified with Neymar, which led him to officially name the Brazilian striker in his will.
“I love Neymar, I identify with him a lot. I also suffer from defamation, I am also very familiar and the relationship with his father reminds me a lot of mine with my father, who is already deceased,” he said. he said in a statement. interview with the local metropolitan media.
“I’m not in very good health and as a result I really saw that I had no one to leave my stuff with…I wouldn’t like the government or relatives I didn’t hang out with. don’t hear keep my stuff.”
The 30-year-old added that he had previously unsuccessfully tried to hand over his possessions to the Brazil international, but that a will was a legal way to do so, and the document was signed in front of a notary in Porto Allegre.
Paris Saint-Germain player Neymar is one of the highest paid athletes in the world, with an estimated income of $85 million by 2023, according to Forbes.
“I know that, most importantly, he’s not greedy, which is kind of rare these days,” the fan said.