- Lionel Messi has stated that Neymar could be on his way to Real Madrid next summer
- This is if Barcelona fail to re-sign him from Paris-Saint-Germain
- Barcelona wanted to sign the Brazilian in August but they could not meet PSG's asking price
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi believes that Paris-Saint-Germain forward Neymar could make a move to Real Madrid if his club fails to sign him next summer.
Neymar has been heavily linked with a return to Barcelona two years after joining Paris-Saint-Germain with the Brazilian reportedly claiming he is tired of living in Paris.
Before the last transfer window closed, there were reports that Barcelona wanted to re-sign Neymar on the recommendation of Messi, but PSG chiefs failed to do any business.
Lionel Messi is now losing hopes of having a reunion with Neymar at Barcelona as the Argentine stated that the Brazilian could move to Real Madrid.
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"I honestly thought that in this market if he did not come here, he would go to Madrid.
"He was really looking forward to leaving and making a change, and he thought that Florentino Perez and Madrid would do something to sign him,'' Messi told radio station RAC1.
The Argentina international also revealed that Neymar regretted leaving Barcelona for Paris-Saint-Germain in a mega million move.
"I think he regretted the decision because shortly after he left he realized that he was wrong and that he had made a bad decision,'' Messi added.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Brazilian football legend Rivaldo urged his fellow countryman Neymar to leave Paris-Saint-Germain this summer and also end his partying days.
Neymar's future at Paris-Saint-Germain is currently not certain with reports claiming that he has agreed a deal to to leave Paris next summer.
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