- Neymar played alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona before his record move to PSG in 2017
- The Brazilian emerged a favourite to replace the embattled Argentine at the Catalan club
- Bookies have also named Sadio Mané and Jadon Sancho as possible stars to move to Barcelona should Messi leave
Neymar could be returning to Camp Nou as the Brazilian has been named among top three favourite players who may likely replace the embattled Lionel Messi at Barcelona.
According to bookies, the Paris Saint-Germain star who once shared the same dressing room with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, could return to the club as Messi looks to leave.
The Sun reported that Liverpool’s Sadio Mané as well as Manchester United target Jadon Sancho are also possible stars who could move to the club.
Commenting on Messi's potential exit, Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Plenty of blockbuster names are being lined up as potential Messi replacements.
"And as things stand a Neymar/Nou Camp reunion could well be on the cards."
Neymar is currently priced at 7/4 to return to the Nou Camp, three years after departing for Paris.
And as negotiations continue, Lionel Messi is expected to be handed a two-year-contract according to Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain who is already in Barcelona trying to strike a deal with Spanish authorities.
According to him, the Citizens are prepared to offer the embattled Argentine star a two-year contract if they have the opportunity to sign him.
Manchester City have emerged favourites to sign the 33-year-old who has handed the club his transfer request.
Spanish outlet Cadena Ser reported that Pep Guardiola’s side are desperate to sign the multiple Ballon d’Or winner in their quest to winning the elusive UEFA Champions League.
And with Messi also desperate to leave Spanish outfit Barcelona, latest reports have it that Premier League club Manchester City are prepared to pay the Argentine a whopping £450 million as part of a plan that involves New York City FC.
Also, Legit.ng earlier reported that Sadio Mane has been tagged to be the player to fit into Lionel Messi shoes if he leaves Barcelona this summer, according to reports.
According to Spanish news media outlet TMW via Sport, Liverpool striker Mané is the man La Blaugrana would turn to as they will be looking to meet with his huge £107 million price tag.
And the 28-year-old has been a huge part of Jürgen Klopp's success in the last two years winning the Champions League and landing the long awaited Premier League title.
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