Some pundits have attributed Barcelona’s financial problems to their captain’s salary, while the injury-prone Brazilian is set for a new deal at PSG
Goals reports, Neymar has made no secret of the fact that what he wants more than anything else is to play with Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain.
At Camp Nou, meanwhile, it has already been acknowledged by interim president Carles Tusquets that the cash-strapped Catalans should have sold the highest-paid player in sport when he asked to leave last summer.
Messi belatedly moving to Paris, then, appears to make sense for everyone concerned, including PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, who has already admitted that he would love to have Messi and Neymar playing ahead of him at the Parc des Princes.
The pair were certainly the biggest draw in football while playing either side of Luis Suarez during the ‘MSN’ days at Barcelona. Replace Suarez with Kylian Mbappe in Paris, and you might even have an even more terrifying trio for opposition defences.
However, would Messi’s arrival necessarily make PSG a stronger side? After all, the Argentine’s signing might only hasten Mbappe’s departure.