Lionel Messi confessed that he does not think Barcelona did»all they might» to bring Neymar back to Spain from Paris Saint-Germain summer time.
Neymar was the topic of the longest-running transfer sagas of this summertime, with the Brazilian appearing set to come back to Catalonia two decades after leaving to get a world-record fee.
But, Sky Sports News reported two weeks ago that PSG’s unwillingness to lower their evaluation, despite Neymar’s offer to pay #17.7m ($20m) towards procuring a deal, ensured the movement failed to materialise.
Messi, who made an attacking triumvirate at Barcelona using Neymar and Luis Suarez, would have liked to have seen up that the trio link .
«I would have liked for Neymar to have returned» Messi told Spanish book Sport. «Frankly, I’m not certain if Barca did all they could to signal him but I know it’s tough to negotiate with PSG.
«I’m not disappointed. We’ve got a stunning squad which could challenge without Ney, even for all.
«Neymar is one of the finest on earth. With his patrons and level, it might have been a big gain for the club.»
Messi is under contract in Barca before 2021 but has a clause added into his deal that could see him leave the Nou Camp for nothing from the season’s close.
The team have reiterated that they stay confident their captain will stay beyond the summertime, and Messi himself confirmed he doesn’t have plans.
«Barcelona is my house and I do not need to depart,» Messi added. «But I would like to acquire. I need to win the Champions League, it’s been a long time since we won it.»
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