Sport Messi: Neymar joining Real Madrid would be 'terrible'

23:46  15 may  2018
23:46  15 may  2018 Source:

Neymar hints at PSG stay as Real Madrid rumours rumble on

  Neymar hints at PSG stay as Real Madrid rumours rumble on The Brazilian has declared himself "proud to wear the new jersey and to continue giving you joy" after unveiling the Ligue 1 champions' 2018-19 kitRumours continue to swirl that the world's most expensive player could depart PSG after just one season in Ligue 1 and opt for a return to La Liga with the European champions.

The Argentina star admitted that he does not want to see his friend join up with the Blancos next season.

Asked about the Neymar to Real Madrid rumours, he replied: "I can tell you 100 per cent that Neymar will be at Paris Saint-Germain next season." While Cristiano Ronaldo would be 35 and Lionel Messi 32 in 2019, the former Santos superstar would be on hand to take over as the best on the planet.

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi has admitted that it would be "terrible" if former team-mate Neymar were to join Real Madrid.

Neymar moved to Paris Saint-Germain last summer in a record-breaking €222 million (£195m/$263m) transfer, but rumours have swirled around his future all season.

The 26-year-old is reportedly unhappy in France and has been linked with Manchester United, as well as a shock move to Real Madrid.

Messi starred alongside Neymar for four trophy-laden seasons at Camp Nou, and confessed it would be difficult to see his friend join Barcelona's fierce rivals.

"It would be terrible because of everything that Ney means to Barcelona," Messi told TyC Sports.

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- Messi is said to be furious on the prospect of Neymar joining Los Blancos. This latest news is now expected to put Neymar in a confused status of mind as Brazilian legend Ronaldo Delima last week advised him to join Real Madrid .

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"Although [Neymar's time in Barcelona] ended the way it did, he won important titles here, he won the Champions League, he won La Liga.

"If he ends up in Madrid it would be a tough blow for us and for all of Barcelona.

"And on a football level, it would make Madrid much stronger than they already are."

Though Barcelona won La Liga and the Copa del Rey this season, Madrid will go for their third straight Champions League trophy when they face Liverpool in the final on May 26.

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PSG's Neymar cleared to 'begin ball work' .
Neymar is inching closer to returning with news that the Brazilian's foot has healed "satisfactorily," Paris Saint-Germain announced Saturday. The news coincided with PSG's announcement that Neymar will "begin ball work" Sunday at the team's training pitch.

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