Ney­mar to Real Would Be Tough for Barcelona

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BUENOS AIRES (Dis­patches) - It would be a ma­jor blow to Barcelona if Ney­mar moved from Paris St Ger­main to Real Madrid, the Brazil striker’s ex-team mate Lionel Messi said on Tues­day.

The Ar­gen­tine, who won the Cham­pi­ons League and two of his La Liga ti­tles with Ney­mar along­side him at Barcelona, said he had spo­ken to the Brazil­ian about ru­mors link­ing him with a re­turn to Spain.

“It would be ter­ri­ble, be­cause of all that Ney means to Barcelona,” Messi told Ar­gentina’s TyC Sports. “If he ends up at Real Madrid it would be a ma­jor blow to us. And on a foot­balling level Madrid would be much stronger than they al­ready are.”

When asked if he had told the Brazil­ian not even to think about go­ing to Madrid, a smil­ing Messi said: “He knows what I think, I’ve al­ready told him!”

Ney­mar left Barcelona last Au­gust, be­com­ing the world’s most ex­pen­sive foot­ball player in a trans­fer that up­set many Barcelona fans.

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