“It Didn’t Turn Out As We Thought”- Neymar Pens Heartfelt Message to Messi

“It Didn’t Turn Out As We Thought”- Neymar Pens Heartfelt Message to Messi

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at June 4, 2023 at 4:56 PM
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  • Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has sent a heartfelt message to outgoing friend Lionel Messi
  • Messi is set to leave PSG as a free agent with his contract set to expire at the end of the month
  • The 35-year-old scored 22 goals and created 30 assists across two seasons for PSG

Neymar is saddened to see teammate Lionel Messi will be leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the month after spending two years together in the French capital.

Messi’s time at PSG has been considered a flop by many of the club’s fans who have criticised and jeered the 35-year-old forward after failing to guide the Ligue 1 giants to the Champions League title.

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Lionel Messi and Neymar were together during Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 title celebrations. Photo by Tim Clayton
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According to Sportskeeda, Neymar revealed he and Messi had tried their best to bring success to the Paris club but it did not work as they had expected and wished him the best in his future endeavours.

"Brother... it didn't turn out as we thought but we tried everything. It was a pleasure to share 2 more years with you. Good luck in your new stage and be happy. I love you #leomessi"

Neymar and Messi along with Luis Suarez, forged one of the deadliest attacking partnerships in history with Barcelona when the trio guided the Spanish to numerous titles, including a treble in 2015.

Chelsea and Newcastle enter Messi’s bid

Meanwhile, Premier League clubs Chelsea and Newcastle are making a late play to sign Lionel Messi after Paris Saint-Germain confirmed the Argentine’s departure from the club, Football Transfers reports.

Barcelona, Inter Miami and Al Hilal have all been linked with a move for the 35-year-old forward with the Saudi club offering a whopping $400m deal to lure Messi to the Middle East.

Both EPL clubs are now banking on Messi’s desire to play competitive football in Europe and make a play for the superstar, hoping to convince him to move to England.

PSG loses over 600k followers

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Paris Saint-Germain have started to feel the effect of Lionel Messi’s departure from the club after the club’s social media pages witnessed a massive drop in followers.

PSG announced the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner will leave the Ligue 1 champions before his final game against Clermont on Saturday, June 3rd, and the news had caused a reaction from fans.

Die-hard Messi fans unfollowed the Paris club on the social media app Instagram upon hearing the news of the Argentine's departure.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..