Lionel Messi breaks silence on Barcelona's botched Neymar transfer
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 04: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona waves to the crowd prior to the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Arsenal at Nou Camp on August 04, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Finally, Lionel Messi opened his silence on the Neymar’s transfer from PSG to Barcelona. This summer was full of rumors around Neymar’s return to Barcelona. The deal was not completed after the lengthy transfer discussion between two clubs.

We also heard news about Messi’s role in the transfer.

But Messi Finally told Sport “I would have loved that Neymar came. Honestly, I do not know if Barca did everything possible for his return but it is true that negotiating with PSG is not easy.”

Neymar was transferred two years ago, a world record deal of 212million euros. But, Now Neymar wants to return into Barca.

The pair formed a formidable attack during their time together in Spain, along with Luis Suarez
The pair formed a formidable attack during their time together in Spain, along with Luis Suarez

Messi also stated that they also are not disappointed about the deal is not completed,” “I am not disappointed,”

Messi also mentioned that they have a strong squad even without the Neymar. “We have a spectacular squad, which can opt for everything, also without Neymar” “At the sports level Neymar is one of the best in the world. And with him, at the level of image and sponsors, the club would have taken a leap.”

He also makes it clear that they never asked for Ney’s transfer. But, they only provide their opinion about his transfer. About this, he said, “At the sports level Neymar is one of the best in the world. And with him, at the level of image and sponsors, the club would have taken a leap.”

In the end, he said, “This is my house and I don’t want to leave,”

He also added in his statement “but I want to win”.

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