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

Neymar left Barcelona last August. Pic AP

Lionel Messi has conceded it "would be terrible" if former Barcelona teammate Neymar joined Real Madrid this summer, as the five-time Ballon d'Or victor voiced his opinion on the furious speculation surrounding the Brazilian's future.

"It would be bad because of what Ney means to Barcelona", Messi told Argentina's TyC Sports on Tuesday, reports Efe news agency.

Should Real Madrid wish to actually deliver the "huge blow" to Messi and their rivals at Barcelona, they may have to get past the Emir of Qatar.

It's reported that the loan deal was a strategy from PSG to avoid breaking FIFA's Financial Fair Play rules with the French giants having already spent 222 million euros (£189m) on Neymar.

The 26-year-old underwent surgery on a bone in his right foot in Brazil at the start of March. "All their team moves are very mechanised", he said. He won the Champions League and La Liga.

Messi, who is now in South Africa to face Premiership Champions Mamelodi Sundowns, played for four seasons with Neymar at Barca.


"It's a very hard time, I think it's the most hard I have had because we are so close to my dream, the World Cup".

"If we win, I'll do whatever you want", he said.

"It would make Real Madrid stronger".

"I know that everyone is nervous, but nobody is more anxious than me to go back and nobody is more afraid than me".

"I don't compete with him".

Zinedine Zidane insists "every important player wants to play for Real Madrid", but refused to entertain the idea of launching an audacious bid for Neymar. "It stimulates me to see Real Madrid again in the Champions League final, to see them winning leagues", Messi explained, talking about his rivalry with Ronaldo.

Related News:



Most liked

NZ bowler Mitchell McClenaghan keeps Mumbai Indians' IPL hopes alive
Barring his match-winning knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rohit has failed to live up to the expectations this season. After all, the Mumbai Indians was defending a target at Wankhede Stadium against a unsafe Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) outfit.

Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Quin Snyder all up for National Basketball Association awards
But to keep our appetites satiated, the National Basketball Association announced the finalists for each award on Wednesday. Anthony Davis is also up for defensive player of the year alongside Jazz bigman Rudy Gobert and 76ers centre Joel Embiid .

PNB fraud case: CBI files chargesheet against Mehul Choksi, others
On Monday, the CBI had filed its first charge-sheet against Nirav Modi for defrauding PNB to the tune of ₹6,498.28 crore. They all are charged under sections 409, 420, 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Riot erupts at Venezuela detention center, Utah man pleads for help
Chief Prosecutor Tarek William Saab sent a commission to the El Helicoide prison to speak with a representative of the inmates. The Holt family released a statement through Trujillo, saying they were both "deeply troubled and concerned" about the riots.

Victims of USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar share $500m
While this money is now earmarked for certain projects, MSU is not legally obligated to use this money for these purposes. There is no indication as to how much each victim will receive, or how Michigan State University will allocate the funds.

East Coast rail route through Notts brought back under public control
The government is set to renationalise the East Coast mainline , one of Britain's busiest railway lines. In February Grayling admitted the beleaguered East Coast mainline rail franchise had collapsed .

Developers Can Soon Choose Which Alexa Voice They Want To Use
The entire idea of a voice masquerading attack is to prolong the interaction time of a running app but without telling the user. More recently, Amazon launched the " Remember This " feature for Alexa, essentially giving the virtual assistant a memory.

Man Threatens Spanish-Speaking Workers: 'My Next Call Will Be to ICE'
He says they were speaking Spanish to customers too, which if they were, assumes those customers also spoke Spanish. Suazo wrote that the video was recorded by his wife while she and her friend were grabbing lunch at the coffee shop.

Cleanest city in India: Mumbai tops Swachh list among capitals
Focussing on open defecation free status, civic body constructed public toilets and place modular toilets across the city. The results of Swachh Survekshan 2018, aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country.

French Oil Firm May Leave Iran
In a deal first signed in late 2016, Total agreed to operate the South Pars project with a stake of 50.1%. The European Union, also a signatory to the atomic deal, has pledged to take steps to salvage the accord.

VK Singh visits N Korea to discuss growth in peninsula
Kim Yong Dae, Vice President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, H.E. India had said then that its trade with North Korea was in any case "minimal".

Facebook rolls out Stories archive and voice posts, starting in India
Finally, Facebook will let you archive your stories like it does on Instagram so you can save the stories you like the most. These memories can be seen right when you log into your Facebook account and help you save the storage on your smartphone.

Sherpa Kami Rita Sets Record with 22nd Successful Climb of Mount Everest
While Lhakpa Sherpa was climbing to break her own record on Wednesday morning, other climbers were dealing with oxygen failures. On the Tibet side a team was forced to retreat from just below the summit when 11 of their bottled oxygen systems failed.

Three more Ohio E. coli cases linked to lettuce
Talk to your doctor if you have symptoms of an E. coli infection and report your illness to your local health department. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Brendan Flaherty represent people sickened with E. coli O157:H7 infections and HUS.

Kane on 'amazing' Salah: 'I haven't seen Mo to talk with him'
With 44 goals and 14 assists in 52 games for club and country, Salah has placed himself among the world's elite forwards. Klopp's players reassemble in Marbella on Wednesday after a couple of days off for a short training camp.