"Here he won important titles, he won the Champions League and it would be a hard blow for everyone".
Indeed, Lionel Messi has informed him just that- indicating that Real Madrid are perhaps pressing for him.
Therefore, this latest report from Mirror might come as a stark contrast to the Special One's statements, as it claims that the Red Devils are all set to make a mega move for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar.
However, while nearly all of Neymar's former team-mates have voiced their opinions about a potential move to Real Madrid, Lionel Messi has finally had his say.
Messi was yesterday quizzed on his Barcelona team-mate leaving the club, and responded by saying: "It would be bad, because of everything he means to Barcelona".
And the Argentine admitted seeing his former team-mate at Madrid would be a huge blow. "It would make Real Madrid even stronger from a football point of view".
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The five-time Ballon d'Or victor also spoke of his commitment to Barcelona, saying he believes he can achieve all his dreams with the Catalan club. At the gala, Arnaud Lagardere, a well-known personality in France, paid 240,000 euros for one of the Neymar's shirts.
"I am not tempted to leave Barcelona". He is the one who will allow us to achieve our goals, but in the case of a football team and many things, I cannot afford to make some public statements that other players may not be able to take.
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"If we win, I'll do whatever you want", he said.
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They reached the final of the same tournament in 2015 and 2016 but lost both times and Messi said the successive failures weighed heavily."It's a weight that we carry and we want to overcome it", he said.