Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has now reportedly asked his team club management to draft in Paris Saint-Germain (PSG ) forward Neymar Jr before the start of the next season.
According to a report carried by Don Balon, a Spanish media outlet, Messi wants Neymar to join his former team so that the duo can continue to be teammates along with Luis Suarez. Notably, the trio had played a crucial role in Barcelona’s Champions League-winning campaign in 2015-16.
The report further claims that Messi’s teammates Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez also want the Brazilian veteran to reunite with them and it seems like that their manager Ernesto Valverde has promised Messi, Pique and Suarez that he will do his best to try and rope in Neymar prior to the next summer.
Interestingly, Barca had previously claimed that it had done its best to try and rope in Neymar in their team despite club legend Messi feeling otherwise. Moreover, it was also reported that Neymar had himself called Messi via phone to discuss his future plans and stated that wanted to stay at PSG only until the next transfer window which is slated to open in January 2020.
Neymar however, later stated that he was ready to give his life for PSG after he scored a match settling goal for the defending champions of Ligue 1 against Bordeaux.
“I’m very happy to be able to help PSG, it’s better with the fans,” he had said, as quoted by Fox Sports Asia.
“I am here to give my life to PSG. They are my team, my goal is to help my club, to continue to score goals,” he concluded.