PSG: Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi had warned Neymar


By: Manu Tournoux

His time at Paris Saint-Germain is divisive to say the least. Arriving with great fanfare in the summer of 2017 from FC Barcelona for 222 million euros, Neymar was sometimes adored and sometimes ridiculed by Parisian fans. And while he left the capital this summer to join Saudi Arabia and Al-Hilal, the observation is implacable: having come to become the best player in the world and bring his first Champions League to PSG, the Brazilian virtuoso has failed. Now seriously injured and aged 31, the greatness of his career seems behind him. His most brilliant stint on the Old Continent will undoubtedly remain his three seasons shared with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi in the colors of Barça between 2014 and 2017. This attacking trio, nicknamed the MSN, has its place very high in the pantheon of the history of football and will have made all football fans dream.

Obviously, with the departure of the former Santos player to PSG in the summer of 2017, this myth came to an end. Interviewed during the show Crank, El Pistolero also returned to this association which martyred more than one defense. The Uruguayan striker confessed to having warned Neymar, with the help of Lionel Messi, that joining Paris was a mistake: “it was a mistake to go to PSG. If Ney wanted to be the best, he had to continue alongside Leo. We had to help him, advise him, but in the end he made his decision which is respectable. He left a big void, the relationship between the two of us was spectacular. Off the field, we were on the same page.» As a reminder, Lionel Messi finally joined Neymar in Paris. The eight-time Ballon d’Or winner saw for himself that going to the banks of the Seine was not such a good idea for his career…

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