Rivaldo: 'Messi called Neymar and asked him to return to Barcelona? I don't believe it'
- France Football claimed that they got their hands Messi's message to Neymar from this summer.
- The Argentine allegedly asked Neymar to come back and said he would leave in 2 years.
- Rivaldo says the whole story is doubtful.
- Nonetheless, Barca did try to sign their ex-player over the summer.
"Messi called Neymar and asked him to return to Barcelona? I don't believe the story. I don't think Messi would make such a request of Neymar, as that would mean the Argentinian was acting in the role of president or club director."
True or not, Barcelona did try to bring their former player back at Camp Nou this summer. The Catalans did travel to Paris to negotiate a possible deal but the French side were reluctant to let the 27-year-old leave. What's more, Barca's officials have refused rule out another attempt to sign Brazilian next summer
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.