Messi Feared Neymar Madrid Switch
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi says he was certain that Neymar would go to Real Madrid during the summer.
Barcelona tried to bring back the player they sold to PSG in the summer of 2017 but could not agree a deal.
There are rumours that Real Madrid were also interested in the player and Messi says he was certain Neymar would go to Barca’s hated rivals instead.
“I was very sure that Neymar would go to Real Madrid, if Barcelona didn’t get him,” the Argentine admitted.
“He wanted to leave Paris Saint Germain for a new adventure and I thought Florentino Perez and Real Madrid would make him an offer.”
In the end, Neymar stayed with the Ligue 1 club and has continued his fine form this season, leading the side to the top of the table.