Neymar keen on reunion with Miami star Messi

Brazil forward Neymar said on Saturday that he would like to play again with Inter Miami‘s Lionel Messi in the future.

The two are good friends and played together at both Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, but will not face off in this summer’s Copa América after the Brazil international suffered a knee injury last October.

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Since signing Messi in the summer of 2023, Miami have added his former Barcelona teammates Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Luis Suárez to the squad.

Asked about Messi bringing his friends to Inter Miami and if he would like to play with him again, Neymar told ESPN Argentina: “Hopefully we can play together again. Leo is a great person, everyone knows him in football and I think he is very happy and if he is happy, I am too.”

The Al Hilal forward, who is not expected to return to action until August, attended the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday.

Neymar and Messi won league titles at PSG but failed to deliver Champions League success to the club.

The 32-year-old has said that he and Messi “lived through hell” in their time together at PSG.

Both players left the club in 2023, with Messi joining MLS and Neymar signing a two-year contract with Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal.

Brazil’s all-time leading scorer, Neymar expressed an interest in playing in MLS while at PSG.

Asked last year if he would like to retire in Brazil, Neymar, 30, said on the Fenômenos podcast: “I don’t know. I have some doubts about that. I don’t know if I’ll play in Brazil again.

“I’d love to play in the U.S., actually. I’d love to play there at least for a season.”

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