Messi admits he expected Neymar to join Real Madrid

Ruben Hill
October 9, 2019

The Argentina worldwide was found guilty of defrauding the authorities of £3.6million between 2007 and 2009 and, despite having made a corrective payment of £4.4m in 2013, was sentenced to 21 months in prison, which was reduced to a fine of £223,000 in 2017. He had said it, he wanted a change, to leave Paris. "We are very happy in Barcelona", Messi said.

Despite avoiding jail time, the situation left Messi upset, angry and looking for a way out of Spain.

"I felt that I was being very mistreated and did not want follow here". I would not like to disrupt that.

"My idea is to stay for many years".

Messi began playing football aged six for Newell's Old Boys, the Rosario club he supports in Argentina. I will do my best to try to change this situation in the next games.

Messi was keen to be reunited with Neymar last summer but Barcelona were unable to agree a fee with PSG.

"I sincerely thought at one point, especially in this market, that if he didn't come here he would go to Madrid because he wanted to leave". "He is one of the best as well, he's different, he does things nobody expects". Having him in our team would give us more options. Messi denies suggestions of a rift between him and the Frenchman.

"I was the first and that's why they came down so hard on me", said Messi.

"I don't think that there is anything new to report regarding my contract extension, but there will surely be no problem if it materialises. So it's a lie". The Croatian has gone from being a regular to hardly counting for coach Ernesto Valverde.

Xabi Alonso has opened up about the deadly threat of Lionel Messi when he was deployed as a false nine and how Real Madrid eventually tried to contain him. "I have two years left on my deal and there's no better place to play than Barcelona, the best club in the world, but I need to play and not just enjoy walks around the city and the beach". "To achieve success, we all have to be united".

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