Asked on the sidelines of his stay in Miami, the Brazilian evokes the future arrival of the Pulga in the American championship and at Inter Miami.
Lionel Messi in Miami? A thunderclap, and a surprise for many. The seven-time Ballon d’Or was indeed expected at Barça, for a resounding return, or in Saudi Arabia, where he was offered a golden bridge unprecedented in the history of sport. Surprise ? Not for everybody. « I already knew that (laughs)“Laughs Neymar Jr, interviewed by the Brazilian branch of the NBA media. The 31-year-old Brazilian striker has indeed been in Miami for the past few days. He attended the final of the North American basketball championship between the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets. « Messi is one of my best friends, he’s a football gift for me. I had the chance to meet him, to play with him and we became friends. So I already knew he was coming here, we talked about it“, said the Parisian player again.
And to add:I told him he will be very happy because of the city, the lifestyle and the opportunity to play and live in Miami. I’m sure Leo will change MLS. I think the championship will grow in popularity. Everyone will have to enjoy watching him play because, unfortunately, everything has an end. It will be very cool« . All without failing to recall that it is « sad to see him go« . « ney“, who had already rubbed shoulders with the 35-year-old world champion at Barça (2013-17), went out of his way to promote his arrival in Paris in 2021. An experience that will not have been beneficial for either the club of the capital, at least sportingly speaking, nor for the main interested party, who recently declared that he was « not happyat PSG. Neymar is under contract until 2027 in Paris.