Lionel Messi’s Camp Deny Making Neymar Plea & Threat to End Barcelona Stay in 2021

?Lionel Messi reportedly asked former Barcelona star Neymar to return to the club as it is the only way that they will both be able to win the Champions League, but the claims have since been rubbished by his entourage.

Barca’s shocking capitulation at the hands of Liverpool in the the semi-finals of the competition last season left Messi and the rest of the club shocked and distraught.

Lionel Messi,Neymar da Silva Santos Junior

According to ?France? Football, Barca’s captain spoke to the Brazilian on the phone after the game at Anfield and revealed to him that he would remain in Spain for just two more years, but ?AS report that Messi’s camp have denied this.

?Messi reportedly said: “Only together can we win the ?Champions League, I want you to come back. In two years, I will leave and you will take over.”

It is no secret that ?Barca tried to sign the 27-year-old from PSG during the summer transfer window. However, the Ligue 1 champions were adamant that he wouldn’t leave unless a massive fee was paid – something Barcelona couldn’t afford after signing Antoine Griezmann for around €120m.

Neymar Jr

?Neymar was also keen on a move back to the La Liga champions, but after a move failed to materialise, he received a lot of stick from PSG fans and French media. The Brazilian has always been a controversial figure, and supporters of Thomas Tuchel’s side have been put off the player following his behaviour during the saga.

He returns to Spain on Tuesday night as PSG take on Real Madrid in the Champions League, but is ?expected to start from the bench.

Barca fans would have been worried by Messi’s claim that he will only be at the club for another two years. Club president Josep Bartomeu has previously revealed that he wants the player to sign a contract that will keep him with them for the rest of his career, but this has failed to happen.

Barcelona and Messi turn their focus to Wednesday evening as they host German side Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. Three points will secure their place in the knockout stages once again, as they look to win their first European Cup since 2015.


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