Neymar sparks transfer frenzy as he eyes Lionel Messi reunion 'next year' with Barcelona star's contract expiring

NEYMAR has sensationally admitted he wants to he wants a reunion with Lionel Messi NEXT YEAR.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker was in high spirits after he scored twice in his side's 3-1 win away at Manchester United in the Champions League.

And speaking in the post-match presser, the 28-year-old admitted he wants to play in the same team as Messi again.

The pair spent a trophy-laden four-year spell together at the Nou Camp, forming two-thirds of the famous 'MSN' trio alongside Luis Suarez.

Messi is out of contract at Neymar's old club Barcelona at the end of the season, with Manchester City and PSG believed to be frontrunners.

Speaking to ESPN after the Old Trafford win, Neymar said: "I want to play with Messi again.

"What I want most of all is to play with Messi again, to be able to enjoy him once again on the pitch.

"I'm sure that next year, we have to do it again."

Neymar has been linked with a move back to Barcelona pretty much ever since he left to join PSG for a world-record £198million in 2017.

But with Messi senationally handing in a transfer request this summer at Barca, before agreeing to stay until the end of the season, the pair reuniting at the Nou Camp would be a surprise.


Neymar's comments might also start to get Manchester City fans excited.

Boss Pep Guardiola is undergoing somewhat of an overhaul after his team meekly gave up their Premier League crown to Liverpool last season.

Messi was heavily linked with a switch to the Etihad during his Barcelona fallout – but could Neymar be planning on joining him in North West England?

SunSport has recently reported that City are a 6/1 third-favourites to sign Neymar.

Barcelona are still the favourites at 2/1, with bitter rivals Real Madrid a 3/1 shot at landing the world class striker.

The Brazilian's own contract with PSG expires in the summer of 2022 and talks are yet to start over extending this.

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