PSG star Neymar (28) dropped a bomb on Wednesday after the Champions League game against Manchester United. «I want to play with Messi again. This is my biggest wish. He could even play in my position, no problem. We should try it next season, “said the 28-year-old to” ESPN “.
Lionel Messi (33) in Paris? Possible, there was speculation as early as the summer. PSG are one of the few clubs that could afford the magic flea. Neymar back to Barça? Very unlikely. The Catalans can’t possibly lift the Brazilian’s monster salary.
Ultimatum an den Klub
Not only publicly, but also internally, Neymar repeatedly raised the Messi issue. He is said to have given his bosses an ultimatum, reports the “Mundo Deportivo”. Accordingly, the winger should only extend his contract, which will expire in 2022, if Messi moves to the French capital.
His contract with Barcelona runs until the end of the season. From January 1st, Messi can officially negotiate with other clubs about a summer move. Will everything go very quickly then? Or will Messi stay after all? The Catalans will elect their new president on January 24th. Can he convince the magic flea to stay? Speculation on speculation.
PSG president is fueling rumors
PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi also comments on the issue. On the TV show “Touche pas à mon poste” (in German: don’t touch my television) the presenter asks him if we’ll see Messi at PSG next year.
Al-Khelaifi starts to laugh and says: “I can’t talk about that.” Doesn’t sound like it’s pure speculation. Otherwise he could have answered the question with a simple “no”.
Special relationship between Neymar and Messi
They performed magic in the square. From 2013 to 2017, Neymar and Messi played together at FC Barcelona before the Brazilian left his buddy for Paris. Since then, the two have been in daily contact. Catalan newspapers report that it is a relationship like that between brothers.
It remains to be seen whether Neymar’s greatest wish will soon come true. (fmü)