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It seems that rumors that Lionel Messi would trade Catalonia for Paris might not be that far off the mark after all.
In the video below, Neymar is quoted as saying that he wants to pair up with the Argentine again, and do so next season.
However, given that Barcelona appears to be in dire financial straits at the moment, the likelihood of the Brazilian returning to the Camp Nou is close to nil.
Neymar: “What I want the most is to play again and enjoy with him (Messi). Next year we have to do it ” pic.twitter.com/7T88pSl8JQ
– MessiTeam (@ Lionel10Team) December 2, 2020
The idea of Messi heading to Paris Saint-Germain may have been considered fanciful, but according to Sport, which quotes Josep Pedrerol from ESPN; “Leo is going to consider it, the proposal seems to be there, from Paris”
That is likely to be a major blow to the candidates present for the upcoming presidential elections in Barcelona.
Particularly Joan Laporta and Victor Font, who are believed to want Messi to remain the focal point of their campaign.
There is plenty of time to persuade the Barça captain otherwise, of course, but if it is the club that can offer the best financial package, there is no competition.