After Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United on matchday five of the UEFA Champions League group stage, Neymar Jr. spoke with ESPN to make the declaration that continues to make the rounds in football media over the last 48 hours.
The 28-year-old made it known that he’d like to play with his former FC Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi as soon as next season, considering that the 33-year-old’s contract expires in June.
In a column with Betfair, former Barcelona midfielder stated that he welcomes Neymar and Messi’s reunion. The former Brazil National Team player stated he feels his compatriot didn’t say he wanted to play with Messi again by accident and feels that he may push for the capital club to sign his former teammate.
“Messi seems to be looking for a new adventure in his career, and PSG are aware that they won’t need to pay anything to Barcelona to get him. The French club could be preparing a move to sign the Argentinian star to partner with Neymar,” Rivaldo said.
“It would be great to see them playing together again, and I don’t think Neymar’s comments were an accident. Perhaps he already knows PSG are talking with Messi.”
If Messi were to leave the Spanish club, expect Les Parisiens to inquire about the Argentina international, primarily if they sell Kylian Mbappé to Real Madrid this summer.
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