Lionel Messi is ready to quit Barcelona FC to make way for his ex-teammate Neymar as the Catalan giants are looking to the Brazilian star as a replacement for the Argentine striker, according to reports.
According to France Football as quoted by The Sun, Messi sent a WhatsApp to his former teammate and Paris Saint Germain striker that read: “Only together can we win the Champions League. I want you to come back. In two years, I’m leaving, and you’ll be alone, you’ll take my place.”
Neymar too wants to exit PSG after rocky form and arguments with manager Thomas Tuchel. And what added more fuel to the fire on Friday when he posted a picture of him alongside Messi and Luis Suarez at the ex-Liverpool striker’s wedding vow renewal service.
The trio were back together as Barcelona striker Suarez renewed his vows to wife Sofia Balbi at a star-studded bash in Uruguay.
Spanish giants Barcelona’s think-tank also feel that Neymar can fill the shoes of Messi once he is gone, after trying out Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele to see if they can step up, as per the Spanish outlet Sport.
Neymar met his former teammates Messi and Luis Suarez at the ex-Liverpool forward’s wedding vow renewal service recently. Neymar is reportedly not happy with the French side PSG after he fell out with manager Thomas Tuchel.