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The Brazilian and Argentine combined to great effect for four seasons together at the Camp Nou
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has said he wants to play alongside former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi next season.
Neymar and Messi were together at Barcelona for four seasons between 2013 and 2017, combining with a devastating effect on the Blaugrana forward.
Along with Luis Suárez, Neymar and Messi would help Barcelona win the League twice and the Champions League once, along with three Copa del Rey titles.
However, Neymar left Barça in the summer of 2017 and joined PSG in a world record transfer of € 222 million.
The Brazilian has been frequently linked to a return to Barcelona since leaving the Camp Nou, almost making the move on several occasions.
Meanwhile, Messi’s future with Barca is in great doubt after a tumultuous summer that saw him request a move, only to rescind that request after the club promised that he would have to fight them in court over the validity of your rescission clause.
But the Argentine’s contract with Barcelona will expire at the end of the current season, which means he could be in the final months of his legendary career with the Blaugrana.
Although it is unclear where a possible meeting would take place, Neymar insisted he wants to play alongside Messi again after Wednesday’s vital 3-1 Champions League victory over Manchester United.
“What I want the most is to enjoy playing with him again,” said Neymar ESPN after scoring a couple of goals against United.
When asked where that reunion would take place, Neymar laughed: “He can play my role, it wouldn’t be a problem for me!”
And he added: “Sure, next year we have to do it.”
The Brazilian star scored in the sixth minute at Old Trafford and then sealed the game in second-half injury time when the Ligue 1 side took the lead in a hotly contested Group H.
PSG have nine points, as do Man Utd and RB Leipzig, heading into the group’s final matchday next week.
But Neymar’s side only need a draw against Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday to secure progression to the knockout phase, leaving United and Leipzig to battle for a remaining spot in the round of 16.
Talking to Eleven sports PT After the match, Neymar insisted that he had not even considered the possibility of finishing third in the group and playing in the Europa League.
“I’ve never seen myself eliminated from the Champions League or playing the Europa League,” Neymar said. “It never crossed my mind and it won’t.
“With these difficulties I managed to grow, assume responsibilities. I did not come here to play the Europa League.”