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Real Madrid defender Marcelo would "love" to play with Neymar

Real Madrid defender Marcelo would

It would be a major blow to Barcelona if Neymar moved from Paris St Germain to Real Madrid, the Brazil striker's ex-teammate Lionel Messi said on Tuesday.

Neymar Jr's return to the pitch is near following a long and hard foot injury and on Wednesday he is expected to be shown off in an open-door training session that his club Paris Saint Germain has planned to delight their fans.

Neymar and Messi, alongside Luis Suarez, forged a lethal concoction of attacking prowess, terrifying defences in Spain and across Europe.

Though Barcelona won La Liga and the Copa del Rey this season, Madrid will go for their third straight Champions League trophy when they face Liverpool in the final on May 26. It would be a huge blow for everyone.

"And on a football level, it would make Madrid much stronger than they already are".

And speaking to TyC Sports, he said: "It would be awful, because of everything he means to Barcelona".




The five-time Ballon d'Or victor also spoke of his commitment to Barcelona, saying he believes he can achieve all his dreams with the Catalan club.

With that in mind, it's no surprise he was named as the best player in Ligue 1 for the 2017-18 season. The former made it clear that he has no competition with his rival from Real.

He was named in Tite's squad for Russian Federation 2018 as expected this week and all eyes will be on Brazil's first pre-World Cup friendly against Croatia on June 3. "I do not need to go to another team to prove anything", the Argentina worldwide said when asked about moving to another club.

"It was a year where I learned a lot, a different year for me", he added. I will call him in my office.

'If Neymar doesn't leave PSG he will never win anything important, ' the 46-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport.

They reached the final of the same tournament in 2015 and 2016 but lost both times and Messi said the successive failures weighed heavily."It's a weight that we carry and we want to overcome it", he said.


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