Report: Neymar Pushed Leonardo to Sign Messi and Suarez Over the Summer Transfer Window

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar made headlines yesterday not only for his two-goal performance against Manchester United but also for his postgame comments. Neymar noted after the game that he aspires to once again play alongside FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The two became a potent goal-scoring duo over their four seasons together at the Catalan club.

Neymar’s aspiration about wanting to reunite with Messi is reportedly not new to PSG’s board.

According to a report from Le Parisien, Neymar pushed PSG sporting director Leonardo to bring not only Messi to the club but also Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez as well over the recent summer transfer window. Leonardo was reportedly not able to bring in either of the two due to “economic reasons” as the club would have needed to go all-in with not only paying up the transfer fees for the pair but also their hefty yearly salaries.

In early September, Leonardo acknowledged the rumor linking Messi to PSG after the Argentine went public about his desire to leave Barca.

With Neymar hoping to reunite with Messi, the ball may be in PSG’s court on this matter. More so, there may very well be a barrage of rumors from now until the upcoming summer transfer window linking Messi to a possible blockbuster move to PSG.

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Tags Leonardo Lionel Messi Luis Suarez Neymar PSG Mercato

1 Comment

  1. Some issues:
    Messi’s enemies at Barça? Aren’t!
    Does Messi have anything else to prove? Definitely not!
    Does Messi need money? Is not the case!
    “Barçagate”? No more!
    The love and respect of the fans? Infinite!
    Why would Messi leave?

    MSN reunion? Yes, is Neymar wish! First love is never forgotten! So is the first betrayal!
    The memories are painful!
    Take your hands off Messi!

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