Lionel Messi, leader of Barcelona's Barcelona football team, wanted his former teammate Neymar to leave Paris-Saint-Germain and return to the Catalan club.
This summer, for a long time there was uncertainty about the fate of Neymar, who at the end of last season announced that he wanted to leave his current team in PSG. In the offseason, several clubs, including Barcelona, agreed to buy out with PSG, but none of them were able to meet with the Parisians.
“I would be very happy if Neymar returned,” said Messi in an interview with Diario Sport. “However, I also understand the people who oppose his return, given how he left the club.”
Messi, however, emphasized that things are not so important side by side, because from a sporting point of view, Neymar was simply an advantage.
“In my opinion, Neymar is one of the best players in the world, so playing for Barcelona will increase the club’s chances of achieving its goals,” Argentina said.
For Messi himself, this season has not yet begun, as he suffered a muscle break less than two weeks before the first match, but later the team openly said that the player can safely leave the club after this season if he wants.
“I can’t confirm anything, because there are confidential points in the contract that I can’t talk about,” Messi admitted. “All I can say is that I want to play in Barcelona for as long as I can. I have said many times that these are my homes. ”
“However, I do not want to enter into a long-term contract, because I need to be here. I want to be here when I'm in good shape to help the team, ”said one of the best football players of all time.
The next Barcelona match is scheduled for Saturday at home with Valencia, which had just fired its head coach Marcelino Garcia, who led the team to victory in the King's Cup in May.
The Barcelona team had only one success in the first three games of this season, but once again tied, which, with four points in the standings, took only eighth place.
Last season, Barcelona received the Spanish title before their last games.