Ronaldo believes Santos will hang onto Neymar beyond the January market.

The Brazilian legend is part of the management company that handles Neymar's affairs.

"Santos want to keep him to assist his development," said the former Real Madrid and Barcelona striker.

"The natural thing would be to go to Europe and play in a big team to dispute who is the best in the world with Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi.

"But it is an honour for Brazilians to see Neymar play every week."