What Lionel Messi told ex-Barcelona team-mate Neymar during emotional phone call


Lionel Messi has reportedly stepped in to attempt Neymar to complete his Barcelona return this summer rather than join Real Madrid .

Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain back in 2017, in a world record-breaking £189million switch, but wants a return to Spain.

Despite winning back-to-back league titles in France, the 27-year-old forward is unhappy at PSG and has made clear his desire to seek pastures new.

And a detailed report by Marca on Tuesday has claimed how Messi, the Brazilian’s former team-mate at the Nou Camp, has got involved in a bid to sway Neymar’s decision.

It is no secret that the pair had a good relationship on the pitch, with Messi even attempting to persuade Neymar to reject PSG two years ago, and they have maintained contact since he left.

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Marca claim that Messi is desperate for Neymar to reject Madrid and has instead urged him to return home to Barca, where he became a cult hero during his four years in Spain.


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