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Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar has confessed that he dreams of meeting Barcelona’s Lionel Messi next summer.
Along with Luis Suárez, the pair were part of one of the most dominant attacking trios in football history. During his stay in Barcelona between 2014 and 2017, ‘MSN’ achieved no less than 364 goals and 171 assists in all competitions.
Neymar put an end to the fun by moving to PSG in 2017, but since then, he has been strongly linked with a return to Camp Nou, and Messi is often said to be eager to bond with the Brazilian once again.
However, speaking with ESPN After scoring two goals in PSG’s 3-1 win over Manchester United on Wednesday, Neymar suggested the reunion could come in Paris when he begged Messi to join him at the Parc des Princes next season.
“I want to play with him again,” Neymar said. “What I want most is to enjoy your company on the field again. Next year we have to.
“He could even take my place in the team, sure there would be no problems. I want to play with him again and I’m sure we have to do it next year.”
Messi is out of contract in Barcelona next summer and will have a chance to leave Camp Nou for free, something he was desperate to do earlier this year.
It is not yet known whether the departure of the unpopular president Josep Maria Bartomeu – and the imminent arrival of his replacement – will be enough to convince Messi to commit his future to Barcelona, and the 33-year-old is said to be waiting. until you have a clearer idea of the club’s long-term strategy before making a decision.
Neymar’s return to Barcelona seems unlikely given the enormous financial cost of any potential deal, but stranger things have happened in football. The Brazilian’s contract in Paris expires in 2022 and the Ligue 1 giants may be forced to sell for a reduced price if he refuses to negotiate an extension.
However, the easiest way to reunite the pair is in the French capital, as PSG would have no problem paying Messi’s hefty salary.
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