Neymar to Real would be tough for Barcelona, says Messi

Messi thinks it will be a blow if Neymar signs for Real Madrid

Messi thinks it will be a blow if Neymar signs for Real Madrid

Messi told TyC Sports on Tuesday that "it would be bad, for all that Ney means to Barcelona".

He has won a host of awards, too, collecting the Golden Boot, the Premier League Player of the Year prize, the FWA Footballer of the Year and the PFA Player of the Year awards.

Messi, 30, was rested by manager Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona were downed 5-4 by Levante on Sunday to end their hopes of going the whole La Liga season unbeaten. If it happens that I play with Kun it will be because he comes to me.

In this day and age, there are only a handful of players who can make a difference the way that Neymar can and ofcourse Lionel Messi knows what it would mean to Real Madrid if they were able to acquire the services of the Brazilian.

Neymar is reportedly unhappy at PSG and was not seen in Paris for several months after breaking his foot, though returned to the French capital this week to celebrate his side's title triumph.

Despite that, he remains happy at the Camp Nou after signing a new long-term deal a year ago and said he can't imagine himself ever leaving.

Neymar signed for PSG last summer for €222million
Neymar signed for PSG last summer for €222million

Lionel Messi's 14th season at the Nou Camp will come to an end this summer, but the Argentina worldwide is not thinking of wearing another shirts. With Guardiola, he's reached the top level and right now he's one of the best [defenders] in the world.

"It's a weight that we carry and we want to overcome it", he said.

"They have strong players".

"As a group, they work well, and they have great individuals". They're a well-tuned unit.

Argentina kick off their World Cup campaign against Iceland on June 16 and then face Nigeria and Croatia. Immobile, who is five behind Messi, is now injured and looks to be struggling to be fit for the last game in Serie A.

Argentina have been written off by some observers due to their 6-1 friendly thrashing by Spain in March, but Messi, who missed that game through injury, says the scoreline did not tell the whole story.

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