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Neymar dropped a big hint about his future after his team’s victory at Old Trafford, revealing that he wants to reunite with his former teammate Lionel Messi.
Neymar joined Paris Saint Germain in 2017 for a world record transfer fee of approximately £ 198 million. Since then, he has scored 76 goals in 95 appearances in all competitions, winning seven national trophies and reaching the final of the Champions League last year.
On Wednesday night, the Brazilian pocketed a corset like PSG defeated Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford to put the French champions in command of Group H.
And, after the match, the 28-year-old admitted that he would love to play again with six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi next year.
Speaking after the victory (via BT sport on Twitter), Neymar said: “I want to play with Messi again. I’m sure we have to do it next year. “
The two South American superstars played four seasons together in Barcelona from 2013 to 2017. During that time, they won two league titles, three Copas del Rey and a Champions League. His combination with forward Luis Suárez led them to become one of the most famous attacking trios of all time, nicknamed MSN.
Since then, La Blaugrana have spent more than £ 400 million trying to replace the Brazilian, bringing in players like Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann. Meanwhile, Neymar has formed a new trio of his own, teaming up with young superstar Kylian Mbappé and former Real Madrid player Angel Di María.
If a reunion between Messi and Neymar is expected, it is not clear where it will be. Neymar has often been linked to moves back to the Camp Nou, so this appears to be the most likely destination. In fact, presidential candidate Emili Rousaud promised to bring Neymar back to the club if he was elected.
However, Lionel Messi’s transfer request last summer will still be fresh in the memory, and it remains to be seen whether the resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu as Barcelona president will affect Messi’s stance.
The Argentine is out of contract at the end of the season, and last summer’s saga suggests that he will not renew. Meanwhile, Neymar’s current deal ends in June 2022, so the possibility of one of Europe’s elite clubs signing both at a window is financially viable.