Lionel Messi will leave PSG and he should return to FC Barcelona next summer. What also record a new separation with his friend Neymar. The Brazilian would however be tempted to follow him to Catalonia, but a transfer there is very compromised.
A parenthesis of two years, disappointing, not always happy, but not so catastrophic. This is the summary of Lionel Messi’s move to PSG. In Paris, the Argentinian has never really been at home. Not appreciated by the supporters, he did not have the confidence of the club to the point of becoming the leader of the locker room. Thus, he had to line up behind Kylian Mbappé. We are a long way from his situation at FC Barcelona where he was loved by everyone, respected, with many close friends within the team. Only one man could remind him of this happy past, Neymar. Former Barcelona teammate, the Brazilian remains the player closest to the Pulga at PSG.
No Messi-Neymar duo at Barça in 2023
He will undoubtedly be the saddest at PSG when Messi leaves the club for good next June. So much so that he is ready to follow Messi to FC Barcelona where a new contract awaits the Argentinian. Can we witness a double transfer this summer and thus see the reunion of the Lionel Messi-Neymar duo at FC Barcelona? According to El Nacional, the Pulga proposed the idea to the Blaugrana leaders but it did not convince.
🚨 Unlike Messi, Neymar is not ready to lower his salary to join FC Barcelona this summer. @sport pic.twitter.com/TfZOV8SfGf
— Managing Barca (@ManagingBarca) May 5, 2023
Indeed, this second transfer is financially impossible for the Catalans. Barça cannot pay Neymar’s Parisian salary and especially not transfer compensation. Xavi does not consider it useful for his team composition and it is not Joan Laporta who will beg his coach to take over the Brazilian. Unlike Messi, Neymar is not claimed by Barcelona fans.
These did not necessarily digest his departure from 2017 against 222 million euros. An episode experienced as a betrayal. The Brazilian, under contract until 2025, will have to take his troubles patiently at PSG unless he convinces the Parisians to get rid of him. His latest attack on Kylian Mbappé via social networks could contribute to this. In this case, a loan from PSG is always possible and will offer him the possibility of a return to Catalonia.