Last updated on September 12, 2019
Lionel Messi says that he desired Neymar to return to Barcelona this season since the Brazilian could have helped the team take a jump ahead, including that his former team partner has been excited about rejoining the La Liga champions.
“I know some folks were against it and that is normal considering everything that occurred and the way he abandoned us, but thinking it on a sporting level, for me, Neymar is among the most significant players on earth.
“He would have improved our odds of getting the outcomes that most of us want. The team could have leaped ahead, regarding sponsors, our picture, our expansion, but in the long run, it did not occur.”
Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu stated last week that the team did everything possible to signal Neymar, but confessed they couldn’t match PSG’s asking price for the forwards, who struck 105 goals in four seasons to the Catalans.
“I don’t understand what happened against the directors, I understand they had been talking with Neymar, ” he explained how things were moving. He had been excited about coming back,” Messi, that has been not able to play this year because of a calf injury, stated.
“I know it is hard to negotiate with PSG and with Neymar because he is among the very best. These discussions are not simple.”
Barca’s all-time high scorer also stated he had no plans to give up the Catalans anytime shortly after it had been supported from the team which his contract includes a clause which allows him to decide in the conclusion of every season if he would like to leave at no cost.
“I can state I need to be in Barcelona for so long as I could and finish my career here since this is my house,” he explained.
“I wish to keep here when I can remain in great shape, play nicely, feel significant, and should I see we’ve got a winning job.”