Messi endorses Neymar move

Lionel Messi has reflected that Barcelona’s possible signing of Santos star Neymar would be ‘important’.

Neymar is seen as in negotiations with Barca this week over completing a proposed move to La Blaugrana this summer, with some reports indicating that an agreement is already reached for a July switch.

In facing reporters during a promotional trip out to Qatar this week, Messi was asked of the prospect of a possible new teammate.

“Firstly, we do not know if in the end he will sign with Barca, that only he knows,” commented the 25-year-old to Qatar Alkass.

“He is a great player with a very strong advantage in one-on-one situations.

“It is clear that for Barcelona his arrival would be important.”

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