Barcelona and Argentina captain, Lionel Messi had pleaded with Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar Junior to rejoin the Catalan-based club.
France Football reports that Messi had begged Neymar after Barcelona’s disappointing 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg encounter in May this year.
Messi had informed the Brazil captain that only together can both of them win the UEFA Champions League trophy.
The 32-year-old, who played alongside Neymar at Barcelona, also told the 27-year-old that he wants him back at the Catalan club, because he will leave the La Liga champions in two years’ time.
Messi was reported to have sent a WhatsApp message to Neymar that read: “Only together can we win the Champions League.
“I want you to come back.
“In two years, I’m leaving, and you’ll be alone, you’ll take my place.”
Neymar attempted to engineer a failed move back to Barcelona during the summer.