Lionel Messi admitted he doesn’t believe Barcelona did”they could” to deliver Neymar back to Spain from Paris Saint-Germain summer time.
Neymar was the subject of one of this summer’s longest-running transfer sagas, later leaving to get a world-record charge, using the Brazilian appearing set to return to Catalonia two decades.
However, Sky Sports News reported two weeks ago that PSG’s unwillingness to lower their valuation, despite Neymar’s offer to pay #17.7m ($20m) towards securing a bargain, guaranteed the movement failed to materialise.
Messi, who made an attacking triumvirate that was exhilarating using Neymar and Luis Suarez in Barcelona, would have liked to have seen the trio join .
“I would have enjoyed for Neymar to get returned,” Messi told Spanish book Sport. “Honestly, I am not positive if Barca did all they could to signal him but I am aware that it is difficult to negotiate with PSG.
“I am not disappointed. We have a squad that may challenge for everybody, even.
“Neymar is one of the best on the planet. With his level and sponsors, it might have been a major gain for the team ”
Messi is under contract in Barca before 2021 but includes a clause inserted in his deal which could see him leave the Nou Camp for nothing from the close of the season.
The club have reiterated that they stay confident their captain will stay beyond next summer, also Messi himself confirmed he has no plans to find pastures new.
“Barcelona is my home and I really don’t want to leave,” Messi additional. “But I’d like to acquire. I would like to win the Champions League, it’s been a very long time since we won it”