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Messi On His Involvement In Neymar's Failed Barca Move

With many reports suggesting that Lionel Messi desperately wanted Neymar to rejoin FC Barcelona, the Blaugrana superstar has now opened up about his involvement in the recent transfer saga.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see some images of Messi and Neymar from their time together at Barca.

The Argentine was said to have asked Barcelona's board to do their best to make the Brazilian's return a reality in the most recent transfer window, but the deal did not materialise.

Messi, however, has now insisted he did not have any direct involvement in the biggest saga of the latest window.

"Although many people seem to think I'm in charge of signing players and sacking coaches, I wasn't involved," he told RAC1.

"I spoke to Ney and got the impression he wanted to come back, but I only heard his side of the story and nobody else's."

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Messi also revealed that he thinks Neymar's return would have been beneficial to Barca.

"He is one of the best, he's different, he does things nobody expects. Having him in our team would give us more options," he added.

"But aside from the sporting side of things, he left in the way that he left. We could have left it at that.

"A lot of the fans didn't want him to come back, and that's understandable."

Read: Reports: Messi Could Be Banned From Playing Against English Clubs

Neymar ended up staying at Paris Saint-Germain, and has scored four goals in five games since returning to Les Parisiens' starting XI.

Do you think Messi wanted Neymar back at Barca? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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