Following PSG’s 3-1 victory over Manchester united in which Neymar scored two goals en route for a victory, the Brazilian stated that he would like to reunite with Lionel Messi. In a post-match interview with ESPN, Neymar opened up on his most desired wish.
“What I want the most is to play with him (Messi). He can come here, to my team. No problem! Next year we have to do it. I want to enjoy with him on the pitch again. I want to enjoy the moments with him again. “Neymar | Post-match interview
While Neymar laughed a lot during the 20-second clip, he looked like he really wants to play with his best friend again. Of course, the Brazilian left Camp Nou in 2017 but his friendship with Leo Messi has not stopped.
If this is a cry for the next Barcelona president to snap him up, it would be a superb move for Barcelona. Neymar, despite what presidential candidate Toni Freixa thinks, is one of the world’s best and would be able to take over Messi’s throne when he retires. Of course, Barça do not have the current funds to afford him, but it wouldn’t be surprising if a move happened upon Neymar’s request.
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Fabrizio Romano has broken huge news as part of Neymar’s contract situation with Paris Saint-Germain, which all but officially announces that the Brazilian will be staying in France, contrary to what has been reported recently. The report suggests that that he will sign his extension soon, which is bound to include a massive UCL bonus.
Neymar’s entourage have confirmed his decision to stay with the Paris outfit in conversation with France Football, saying, “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project.”
Neymar is expected to sign soon his new contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 2026, huge UCL bonus confirmed too. His entourage just announced to France Football: “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project”. 🇧🇷 #PSG https://t.co/LMnrpctSkx— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 12, 2021
PSG have, in fact, actually enjoyed success in Europe in the recent past. They reached the Champions League final last season, crumbling only to the unstoppable Bayern Munich by a mere one goal to nil. Since then, they have fired Thomas Tuchel, and hired Mauricio Pochettino, who inspired an incredible victory against Bayern in this season’s Champions League quarters. Spearheaded by Neymar and Mbappe, the capital-side hit the defending champions for three goals, conceding two.
Despite their lead in the UCL, they do not have a stronghold on the trophy with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Real Madrid still in the running. It becomes a lot more problematic when you realise their situation in Ligue 1.
PSG look far from comfortable in the league, which is a shocker to say the least. As it stands, Pochettino’s mean are in second place with 66 points, three adrift of Lille who top the table with one of the most impressive defensive records in Europe.
A season without either of the big trophies might force Neymar to have a change of mind, with the Barcelona project looking much more comprehensive under Joan Laporta. In fact, the new President might look at the Brazilian as the key that will allow Lionel Messi to stay at the club. We do the same rumours annually, so it is only fair if any of these ‘confirmations’ are turned on their head in the coming weeks.