Alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi is one of the best to ever play the game of football.
He is like no other, blessed with frightening close touch control, the ability to weave through any gap and score the most obscene goals. We are lucky to have seen him play.
However, at the age of 33, he is getting no younger.
Two years Ronaldo's junior, Messi is reaching the twilight of his career and Barcelona isn't a happy hunting ground anymore.
Barca were demolished by Bayern Munich last week and as a consequence, claims have been made that the diminutive Argentine will leave the Nou Camp behind.
Messi reportedly cut his holiday short to speak with new manager Ronald Koeman this week but it remains to be seen whether the Dutchman will convince him to stay.
After all, the Spanish giants are a long way off winning the Champions League again.
Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu wants Neymar to be a part of the rebuild at Barcelona and their 'main objective' this summer is to sign the Brazilian.
That being said, it doesn't look like a feasible deal if you believe the player's agent.
Instead, he thinks it would be far easier if Messi moved to Neymar's current side, PSG.
They will contest the Champions League final this weekend against Bayern and look in a far better place than Barca.
Neymar's agent, Wagner Ribeiro, was speaking to Placar (via Sport Witness) and said:
"There was a time when he was sad because of his injuries. At that time he was prone to leave, to return to Barcelona or go to Real Madrid. Not today, you can see his joy.
"Neymar is happy and I think he’ll stay at PSG for at least two more years. Today, without a doubt, it’s easier for Messi to go to PSG than for Neymar to return to Barcelona. Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. I’m serious, you can’t doubt Qatar’s economic power."
Interesting words indeed.
GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...
It was always difficult to consider Neymar moving back to Barcelona but it's surely even harder to picture Messi in Paris.
PSG hold the record for the two most expensive signings of all time in Neymar and Kylian Mbappe so it's clear they have the financial firepower.
However, they have already been at the centre of a financial fair play scandal for the way they signed the Brazil international.
They eventually won an FFP compliance appeal but further questions would surely be raised if they did a deal to sign someone like Messi.
Just how much they'd have to pay in regards to a transfer fee is unknown but this is a player who is on £500k-a-week at Camp Nou.
QSI may have plenty of money but Neymar is on £628k-a-week and wants to be the main man. It would surely upset the apple cart by bringing in another landmark signing.
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