Neymar Wants To Play With Lionel Messi Next Season

Neymar and Lionel Messi enjoyed a good relationship in their time together at Barcelona (Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has revealed that he wants to play alongside former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi next season. 

Neymar and Messi were together at Barcelona for four seasons between 2013 and 2017, combining to devastating effect in the Blaugrana’s forward line. 

Alongside Luis Suarez, Neymar and Messi would help Barcelona win La Liga twice and the Champions League once, along with three Copa del Rey titles.

Luis Suarez, Neymar, and Lionel Messi (Siu Wu/AP)

Neymar left Barca in the summer of 2017, however, joining PSG in a world-record €222 million transfer. 

The Brazilian has been frequently linked with a return to Barcelona since he left Camp Nou, nearly making the move on several occasions.

Meanwhile, Messi’s future with Barca is in major doubt after a tumultuous summer that saw him request a move away, only to rescind that request after the club vowed he would have to battle them in court over the validity of his release clause. 

But the Argentine’s deal with Barcelona will expire at the end of the current season, meaning he could be in the final months of his legendary run with the Blaugrana.

Lionel Messi and Neymar (image via FC Barcelona)

Though it’s not clear where a possible reunion would take place, Neymar insisted that he wants to play alongside Messi again after Wednesday’s vital 3-1 Champions League win over Manchester United.

“What I want the most is to enjoy playing with him again,” Neymar told ESPN after scoring a pair of goals against United.

When asked where that reunion would occur, Neymar said with a laugh: “He can play in my role, it wouldn’t be a problem with me!”

He added: “For sure, next year we have to do it.”

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source: Goal

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