Brazilian star Neymar Jr has again sparked media coverage by sharing his desire to play alongside Argentine superstar Lionel Messi in the upcoming 2021/22 season.
This is not the first time Neymar has made a big splash in the world of football, in the summer of two years ago he was the byword of European media. None other than, because of his admission of wanting to return to the arms of his ex, Barcelona.
Previously, it should be noted that Neymar had indeed defended Barcelona for approximately four years. There, he met Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, whose trident is recognized as one of the best in history.
But after four years together, Neymar chose to part ways by accepting Paris Saint-Germain’s proposal in the summer of 2017. At that time, the French Club made up for it with a dowry of 222 million euros.
While Messi is still at Barcelona to this day, Suarez has left for Atletico Madrid last summer. But, Messi himself almost moved, if only Barcelona did not set a tag of 700 million euros.
Interestingly, after news of his transfer to Camp Nou began to subside, Neymar sparked more speculation. This time he admits that he still wants the opportunity to play with Lionel Messi.
“What I want the most is to enjoy playing with him [Messi] again,” Neymar told ESPN after the match against Manchester United in the European Champions League.
In fact, in the transfer market last summer Lionel Messi was also linked with Paris Saint-Germain. In other words, there was an opportunity for these two players to reunite in different places.
But in the end the discourse did not happen, but that does not mean it cannot happen in the future. Moreover, currently Messi’s contract at Barcelona is left until next summer.
This means that he and Neymar can join at Paris Saint-Germain, but the question is what position will Messi play? Here’s Neymar’s answer;
“He can play my role, it will not be a problem for me! For sure, next year we have to do it.” said Neymar.