Rivaldo is convinced Neymar has the ability to replace Lionel Messi when the Argentine decides to hang up his boots.
Neymar has been linked with a return move back to La Liga, with Barca and Real Madrid reportedly interested in his services.
"Messi won’t last forever. One day his final match will arrive and he will leave football," the Betfair ambassador said.
"Now he is making the difference, scoring goals… but you have to have another player to play his actual role.
"Just one player can be the substitute of Messi at Barcelona and that player is Neymar.
"He was wrong leaving Barcelona, but, if he returns, he will be able to make the difference as Messi is doing now."