Barcelona star forward and Argentina international, Lionel Messi, may have actually been worried over the likely transfer of Brazil star, Neymar Jnr to Spanish side, Real Madrid during the summer transfer window.
Neymar as at last season had made known his readiness to leave French club, Paris Saint Germain PSG and make a return to Spain where he would join one of Real Madrid or Barcelona but none of the transfers worked out owing to the huge transfer fee placed on him.
However, Messi in a statement said he thought his former teammate could have joined Real Madrid.
“I really thought Neymar would go to Real Madrid if he didn’t come here,” he said.
“He really wanted to leave Paris and he’d shown it.
”And I thought that Florentino [Perez] and Real Madrid were going to do something to sign him.”
A new report have hinted that Barcelona will go after Neymar next season.