Messi tells the Spanish daily Sport he “would have loved to see Neymar” back with Barcelona, but he doesn’t “know if Barça did everything possible for his return.” He recognized, though, that “certainly it’s not easy to negotiate” with Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi says “Neymar is one of the best in the world” and his signing also would have helped the Spanish club reach another level regarding its image and its relationship with sponsors.
Messi said Barcelona players never formally asked for Neymar’s return, “we simply gave our opinion.” He said the fact the Brazilian didn’t arrive made it clear he was not the one calling the shots at Barcelona, as many suggested.
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