Neymar asks Paris Saint-Germain to sign Lionel Messi ahead of Manchester City

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has asked the club to sign Barcelona superstar and former team-mate Lionel Messi ahead of Manchester City.

The 33-year-old handed in a transfer request earlier this week and is determined to force through an exit from the Camp Nou, despite the club insisting that they will not entertain offers for the Argentine.

Neymar joined PSG in 2017 for a world record £199.5million fee after the Ligue 1 giants activated a release clause in the Brazilian’s contract.

The 27-year-old decided to leave Barcelona as he was overshadowed by Messi and he wanted to become the figurehead of PSG’s project.

However, Neymar is yet to inspire the club to Champions League glory and Sky Sports are reporting that the Brazilian has asked the club’s Qatari owners to make an offer for Messi.


It’s claimed the pair spoke earlier this week and that Neymar would love his former team-mate to join him at the Parc des Princes.

The Argentine’s preferred choice of destination is believed to be Manchester City as he would reunite with former boss Pep Guardiola.

But Thomas Tuchel admitted earlier this week that he would ‘welcome’ the 33-year-old to the French capital, even if he tempered that claim by insisting he felt Messi would remain in Spain.

Barcelona are insistent that Messi will see out his contract at the club, which runs until next summer.

But after the Argentine’s transfer request, the club face losing him for free in 12 months’ time and they can ill-afford to do so given they were already in financial trouble before the pandemic hit.

Messi earns around £970,000-a-week at the Camp Nou and getting his salary off the wage bill – combined with any transfer fee – would vastly improve the financial landcape at the club.

However, fans have protested outside the Camp Nou in each of the last three days, demanding that the club’s board are sacked for allowing the greatest player of all-time to leave the club.

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