FIFA The Best winner and Barcelona star, Lionel Messi has opened up on his fears that former team mate, Neymar Jnr, was going to join rivals, Real Madrid.
Neymar Jnr. was strongly rumoured to leave Paris Saint-Germain through out the summer transfer window.
Fans and pundits across the globe expected him to have acted like the prodigal son and returned to his former employers, but those weren’t the thoughts of Lionel Messi.
The Argentine superstar is said to have revealed to RAC1 that he thought Real Madrid and Florentino Perez were going to end up signing the Brazilian whom Barcelona were doing all they possibly could to snap up.
With quotes from RAC1 via Marca
“He showed he really wanted to leave Paris, and i thought Real Madrid and Florentino were going to do something to sign him”
Messi said on Neymar’s purported move away from PSG.
The Parisian number 10 put up all manner of attitude through out the summer which supports Messi’s claims that he really wanted to leave.
But he couldn’t have things his way like it did when he forced his way out of Barcelona as he remained a PSG player.
The full quotes from Messi’s interview are expected to be released later today.