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Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

JUST IN! Lionel Messi speaks with Neymar over transfer to Real Madrid

JUST IN! Lionel Messi speaks with Neymar over transfer to Real Madrid

It's believed that Neymar regrets his world-record move to France last summer and doesn't like the style of play Ligue 1 advocates. Neymar's returning form might be a World cup winning factor for the Brazilian team.

The Argentina captain told TyC Sports channel programme "Libero" (via Sport): "It would be bad [if Neymar moved to Madrid] because of everything he means to Barcelona".

"If Neymar doesn't leave PSG he will never win anything important", the 46-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Messi is hoping the move does not come to fruition after admitting it would be a huge blow for the club with whom Neymar won both the Champions League and the La Liga.

"If he ends up at Real Madrid it would be a major blow to us".

"This injury is hard, and the biggest challenge is right now, going to the World Cup after not playing for three months", the 26-year-old Paris St Germain forward said on a sponsor's social media channel.

Messi also admitted signing Neymar "make Real Madrid even stronger from a football point of view", before adding of the rumours, "I speak with him, so he already knows what I think".

Messi said that Brazil is most likely to win the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation because they have really good players, a very steadfast defence and strikers who "kill you".

Lionel Messi (left) is hopeful Neymar (center) does not join Cristiano Ronaldo (right) at Real Madrid next season.

"Now, my goals is to do the World Cup, not to talk about transfer or not, I spend my whole life, every transfer window, we talk about it, it's a bit annoying".

Messi and Neymar were teammates for four years in Catalonia, so it's no surprise that the Argentine doesn't want the move to happen. "It's what we all want".

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