Lionel Messi has, according to reports, selected his candidate to take over from him at Barcelona once he’s gone. The Argentinian striker has had a terrific stint with the Blaugrana, but everything comes to an end, including his mighty career.
That’s why reports have surfaced claiming Messi has told Neymar that he is ready to quit Barcelona and make way for him if needed, as the Catalan giants are looking at the Brazilian star as a replacement for the Argentine striker.
As per France Football, as quoted by The Sun, Messi sent a WhatsApp to his former teammate and Paris Saint Germain striker that read: “Only together can we win the Champions League.
“I want you to come back. In two years, I’m leaving, and you’ll be alone, you’ll take my place.”
Barca’s board also believes Neymar can be a great substitute to Messi once he is gone, after trying out Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele to see if they can step up. Now, even Griezmann has given the green light for this move, as reported by Mundo Deportivo.
Neymar met with former teammates Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi at Suarez’s wedding vow renewal service recently. The Brazilian hasn’t had the best time in Paris and is reportedly not happy with PSG after he fell out with manager Thomas Tuchel.
Rumors get bigger every day and Barcelona are reportedly ready to make a move for this guy. If Messi has given the ‘go-ahead’, then there is no obstacle to sign Ney.