Top Source: Messi's alleged words about leaving Barca in 2 years are completely false
- France Football claimed earlier that Messi asked Neymar to return.
- The Argentinian reportedly said he would leave in two years.
- Brazilian top source Marcelo Bechler claims he has spoken to Leo's father.
- He said there was no truth behind those words.
However, top source Marcelo Bechler now claims that he has spoken to Jorge Messi, the player's father, who said the words about leaving Barca were completely untrue.
"I spoke to Jorge Messi, Leo's father, about the player's alleged statements saying he would leave Barcelona in two years. Jorge denied the information and said there was “nothing to know", concerning the possible departure of the number 10," Marcelo Bechler tweeted.
Earlier on, France Football, the magazine which awards the Golden Ball, had revealed the details of an astonishing conversation that reportedly took place between Leo Messi and Neymar after Liverpool knocked Barca out of the Champions League last season.
The Argentine reportedly told his former attacking partner: “Only together can we win the Champions League. I want you to come back, in two years I will leave and you will be alone. You will take my place."
Messi is trying his best to win the Champions League, it seems. Check out his top five goals in the competition:
According to Barca sporting director Eric Abidal, the 'door is still open' for Neymar to return to Camp Nou next summer. It looks like both parties, Barca and Ney, want the move to happen.
So far this season, Neymar has made only six appearances while scoring four goals. The Brazil international is once again struggling with injuries.
As for Messi, Barcelona are set to offer him a deal which would keep him at the club beyond 2021. The first contacts with Leo's entourage have reportedly happened.