- Lionel Messi is keen on seeing Neymar Jr return to Barcelona next year
- The Brazilian winger was this close to returning to the Camp Nou during the summer window
- Messi believes Neymar's return might help the club win sixth European title
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is still keen on linking up with former teammate Neymar Jr at the Camp Nou.
The Brazilian star left the Catalan club for Paris Saint Germain in the summer of 2017 in a deal valued around £199 million.
Two years down the lane, the winger tried forcing a move back to the Spanish club but failure to meet transfer conditions stopped the move from going through.
Daily Star reports that PSG will be planning to tempt the Brazilian with a new contract in a bid to tie him down for a longer period.
They are however aware the one-time Champions League winner will try again next summer to force a move away from the Parc Des Princes.
Messi was believed to have told his former strike-partner that he has about two more years before taking over at the La Liga club.
They claim that Messi has told Neymar that: "Only together can we win the Champions League," before adding: “I want you to come back, in two years I will leave and you will be alone. You will take my relief.”
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Barcelona last won the Champions League four years ago and Messi believes they can conquer Europe again with the arrival of the former Santos FC striker.
Despite starting the season late owing to calf injury, the Argentine forward has scored nine goals and five assists across competitions this campaign.
Neymar, on the other hand, has equally scored four goals in six matches so far this campaign and will increase his tally as the season progresses.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Neymar's dad has shut down all speculation about his son re-joining Barcelona next summer.
The Brazilian forward tried forcing his way out of Paris Saint Germain few months back but the deal failed to sail.
PSG were said to have reached a point they had agreed to sell the winger only if they received right offers from the Spanish suitors.
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