The transfer of Lionel Messi to Inter Miami surprised more than one person. Nevertheless, his faithful friend Neymar already knew it before anyone else. This does not prevent him from being sad when saying goodbye to the Pulga at PSG.
Lionel Messi has often been master of the opposite foot on a football pitch, Jérôme Boateng still remembers it 8 years later. But, the Argentinian had not accustomed people to media counterpoints. That of the transfer window was well done because the specialists sent him to Saudi Arabia or Barça. Messi preferred to go to Inter Miami. He dismissed his lifelong club and the large Saudi check to find David Beckham in Florida. A turnaround that few media had anticipated the previous days. They should have asked Neymar.
Neymar knew about Messi in Miami
The Brazilian from PSG entrusted it to the microphone of NBA Brasil. » Messi to Inter Miami? I already knew. Messi is one of my best friends, a gift football has given me. I had the opportunity to meet him, to play with him and then we became friends. So I already knew he was coming here (Miami) and we talked. I told him he would be very happy because of the city, the lifestyle and the opportunity to play and live here in Miami “, he said.
Neymar: “Messi to Inter Miami? I already knew. Messi is one of my best friends, a gift that football gave me. I had the opportunity to meet him, play with him and then we became friends. So, I already knew that he would come here (Miami) and we talked. I said to him that he would… pic.twitter.com/DLCdKJA4aU
—PSG Report (@PSG_Report) June 9, 2023
Unfortunately for PSG, Neymar did not digest this departure better. Indeed, if he believes that Messi has everything to make Inter Miami and MLS grow, this transfer has a taste » bittersweet in his eyes in his own words. PSG may therefore fear a further decline in Neymar’s motivation in the coming months. At the Parisian club to persuade him to follow his close friend and go to the summer transfer window. Otherwise, PSG risk dragging this ball and chain for another two years.