Neymar: Lionel Messi would have ‘loved’ Barcelona to re-sign Brazil forward

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Messi played alongside Neymar for four seasons at Barcelona

Lionel Messi says he would have “loved” for Neymar to return to Barcelona as his arrival would have “increased our chances of achieving our objectives.”

Neymar, 27, joined Paris St-Germain from Barcelona in 2017 for a world record fee of 222m euros (£200m).

“He was desperate to come back,” Messi told Spanish newspaper Sport.