Messi Would Have Loved Neymar Reunion at Barca
Barcelona star Lionel Messi says he would have loved to have been reunited with Neymar at Barcelona. Barca and PSG tried to thrash out a deal for the Brazilian to return to the Nou Camp this summer, but could not agree terms.
Neymar joined PSG in the summer of 2017 but looked set to return to his former club. It was a move that Messi says he would love to have seen completed. He was desperate to come back," Messi told Spanish newspaper Sport. "I don't know if the club really tried or not."
"I would have loved to have Neymar back. I understand those people who are against his return and it's understandable for what happened with 'Ney' and the way that he left.
"But thinking about it on a sporting level, I personally think Neymar is one of the best players in the world and having him in our squad would increase our chances of achieving our objectives. We gave our opinions of whether it'd be good if he came or not but we never said they had to sign him."