Lionel Messi wants “one of the best in the world” Neymar to return to Barcelona and join “spectacular” Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez
- Lionel Messi spoke openly about his desire to play with Neymar in Barcelona
- He wants the Brazilian club to sign again together with Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan
- Messi said: “He was seen as a great player, now he exploded and shows it”
Lionel Messi wants Neymar and Lautaro Martinez to join Barcelona.
The Argentine legend speaks openly about his desire for Neymar to return from PSG and regards Martinez as ‘spectacular’.
He told Mundo Deportivo: ‘Like I said before, he (Neymar) is one of the best and has contributed a lot to us in the field.
Lionel Messi wants Lautaro Martinez and Neymar to sign for Barcelona in the summer
“He is really looking forward to coming back, he always seemed to be sorry. He has done a lot to return and that would be the first step in trying to arrive. ”
And on Martinez he added: “He’s spectacular, he has impressive circumstances, he was seen as a great player, now he exploded and shows it.
‘He is very strong, he has a very good against one, he has many goals, in the area that he fights with everyone, he turns around, he only searches for it. It has a lot of quality and is very complete.
Neymar (left) and Martinez are considered targets for the Nou Camp club
Messi thinks it would take time for Barcelona supporters to forgive Neymar, but they would
“And Luis (Suarez) also has a lot of experience and can help adapt Lautaro to the club and the League, but these are all assumptions.”
Messi’s comments come after Eric Abidal’s recognition that both Martinez and Neymar may arrive at the Nou Camp this summer.
Neymar tried to force an exit last year, but PSG held its ground, while Antonio Conte and Inter Milan would put a huge price on Martinez, who is enjoying a fantastic season.