Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi, has said it would be “terrible” to see Neymar play for their LaLiga rivals, Real Madrid.
Neymar left Barca for Paris Saint-Germain last summer in a world-record € 222million deal.
However, the Brazilian is reportedly unhappy with the standard of Ligue 1 and is seeking a return to Spain, to play for Real.
“It would be terrible to see Neymar at Real Madrid. He meant a lot to us. It’ll be a big blow to the fans,” Messi told TYC Sports.
Neymar formed a lethal attacking partnership with Messi and Luis Suarez at the Nou Camp.
The three players were known for their bond on and off the pitch and Messi says he still shares a strong friendship with Suarez.
“I have a strong friendship with Suarez. On the pitch, he makes life easier. His movement is great, he runs, he presses. Sometimes he runs one way but then goes another way. It makes it easier for me to play my game as well,” he said.
On his own future at the club, Messi added: “I don’t have to move to another team to prove anything to anyone. It’s very difficult for me to leave Barcelona.”