PSG have emerged as frontrunners for Lionel Messi’s signature after Barcelona failed to agree a new contract with their former captain – and Neymar has made his thoughts on a reunion clear.
Neymar’s chances of securing a dream reunion with Lionel Messi have taken a huge leap forward as Barcelona have confirmed the Argentine’s departure.
Paris Saint-Germain have emerged as frontrunners for Messi’s signature after Barca failed to agree a new contract with their former captain and greatest ever player.
La Liga’s salary cap regulations proved an insurmountable stumbling block, with president Javier Tebas refusing to allow the Catalan club to rubber stamp a lucrative new deal for the 34-year-old.
But one club who should have little trouble stumping up a big-money contract for Messi are Ligue 1 giants PSG – and Neymar is desparate to join forces with his close friend once again.
Last season, the Brazilian made clear his desire to play alongside Messi again, having departed Barcelona in 2017 in a world-record £198million move to the French capital.
Neymar struck up a close bond with Messi during four trophy-laden seasons at Camp Nou which included a historic treble-winning 2014/15 campaign.
Speaking in December, the 29-year-old declared his greatest desire is to line up alongside the six-time Ballon d’Or winner once again.
“He can play in my place, I have no problem with that. But I want to play with him next year, for sure. We have to do it next season.”