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Reports: Messi & Neymar Disagree Over Transfer Target

Reports: Lionel Messi & Neymar Disagree Over Transfer Target

By David Kappel - Jul 24, 2017 06:00 PM @kappilinho

Neymar would reportedly like to see one of his countrymen at FC Barcelona, but superstar Lionel Messi has apparently told the Brazilian to forget about the potential deal.

Read: Reports: Messi Wants This Player To Replace Neymar At Barca

The 25-year-old has been linked with a world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, who are reportedly keen to activate his €222 million (R3.3 billion) buyout clause.

However, Blaugrana defender Gerard Pique appears to have ended the Neymar speculation after posting a picture with the Brazilian, along with the captain "he stays", on Instagram and Twitter on Sunday.

One of the reasons Neymar is reportedly seriously considering leaving the Camp Nou is said to be the lack of his countrymen in the dressing room, particularly after Dani Alves left the club in 2016.

As a consequence, Neymar apparently urged the Barca board to sign his Selecao teammate Paulinho. However, his Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande want €40 million (R602 million) for the former Tottenham Hotspur player.

In addition, Messi and other senior figures in the dressing room are not in favour of the transfer, according to Don Balon. The report claimed that the Argentine told Neymar to forget about seeing Paulinho move to the Camp Nou.

Read: Barca's 15 Worst Signings Of All Time

So far, the Spanish giants have only signed right back Nelson Semedo in this window, and also activated Gerard Deulofeu's buyback clause to sign him from Everton.

Do you think Paulinho would be a good signing for Barca? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Michaeltshigama Joined: 30 Sep 2016
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Michaeltshigama Jul 26, 2017 01:15 PM
The coach(masessi) has spoken Neymar should go to PSG
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Master25 Jul 24, 2017 07:19 PM
Why would Neymar care about who Barca is signing if he will be playing for PSG next season?
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Golden Boots Jul 24, 2017 06:43 PM
LOL! Lots Of Lies, poor Cowditor!

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