Lionel Messi did his best possible to convince Neymar to return to Barcelona last summer.
The Argentinian told Neymar that he could come back to the Camp Nou, where he’d be set to have the baton handed over to him with Messi ready to leave.
“We can only win the Champions League together,” France Football report Messi of having said.
“In two years I’ll leave and you’ll take my place.”
Messi was desperate for his former teammate to make his way back to Barcelona, explaining that he, the Brazilian and Luis Suarez could again form a fearsome frontline.
In their last spell together, the MSN strikeforce fired the Catalans to a Champions League title, beating Juventus 3-1 in Berlin in 2015.