How Lionel Messi Has Reacted To Neymar Potentially Joining Real Madrid

How Lionel Messi Has Reacted To Neymar Potentially Joining Real Madrid

Messi and Neymar will be rivals this summer as Argentina and Brazil chase World Cup glory in Russian Federation.

Messi, who once again inspired Barca to LaLiga glory this season, has left his friend and former team-mate in little doubt that it would be tough to see him in the famous white shirt of the Blaugrana's bitter rivals.

Real boss Zinedine Zidane is reportedly planning a summer clear-out with the likes of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema expected to leave the club.

Neymar's former teammate Messi, in an interview with Argentine TV channel TyC Sports, said, "It would be awful, because of everything he means to Barcelona".

He told TyC Sports: "It would be bad, because of everything he means to Barcelona".

Many consider him to have reached the very top of that chart, with few players able to match his achievements - with a remarkable roll of honour including nine La Liga titles, four Champions League crowns, five Ballons d'Or and 552 goals for Barca. "It would make Real Madrid even stronger from a football point of view".

Not only that, it is Cristiano Ronaldo in a Champions League final, which is a stern test for a 19-year-old defender.

That has been the idea pushed by many around the Bernabeu throughout the 2017-18 campaign, although the narrative has been strongly countered by PSG's Qatari owners who have firmly maintained their world-record €222 million signing is not going anywhere.

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has described their exit from this year's Champions League against Roma as "a big disappointment".

Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold says that he is looking forward to the challenge of coming up against Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League final. "It's a weight that we carry and we want to overcome it", he said.

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