LIONEL MESSI looks set for a sensational reunion with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain after they entered the race to sign the wantaway Argentine.
The Barcelona captain, 33, has suggested he is keen to quit the club this summer after a disappointing 2019-20.
Messi and Neymar could be reunited at PSG next season
Neymar and Messi spent four incredible years together at the Nou Camp
Barca – then under Quique Setien – limply conceded the LaLiga title to rivals before being thumped 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.
And PSG have emerged as one of the front-runners to sign Messi – with a Neymar reunion on the cards.
Neymar and Messi spent four years together at the Nou Camp – with the Brazilian claiming he wanted to return to Barca last summer.
However, after Barcelona’s dramatic slide in form, Neymar appears content in Paris – and he could play a huge role in tempting Messi to the French capital.
Neymar’s agent, Wagner Ribeiro, even said: “[Last year] he was ready to leave, to return to Barcelona or go to Real Madrid.
“Not today, you can see his joy.
“What reason would he have to leave PSG today?
“Neymar is happy and I think he’ll stay at PSG for at least two more years.
“Today, without a doubt, it’s easier for Messi to go to PSG than for Neymar to return to Barcelona.
“I’m serious, you can’t doubt Qatar’s economic power.”
New Barca boss Ronald Koeman has claimed he won’t keep Messi captive at the club if he wants to leave.
And the club’s board are said to be split as to what happens next.
Reports in Spain claim each club “has the pulling power” to lure Messi away.
In Italy, Messi would be able to pay less tax – with Juve lining him up to replace Paulo Dybala, while Inter may need to replace Lautaro Martinez.
But with PSG, he would have Neymar and would no doubt be able to command a monster pay-packet thanks to the club’s Qatari owners.
PSG, of course, are also into the Champions League final – where they face Bayern Munich on Sunday.
By: Dave Fraser
Title: Messi set for sensational Neymar reunion at PSG as Champions League finalists enter transfer battle with Juve and Inter
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12471301/messi-transfer-neymar-psg-barcelona/
Published Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 12:15:27 +0000