Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has admitted it would ‘annoy him’ if Neymar were to join Real Madrid in the future.
The Brazilian forward left the Camp Nou in the summer in a world record €222m transfer to join the Parisians, and has now been linked with a future move to Madrid.
“Anything can happen in football and I would not rule it out,” Iniesta told reporters, as quoted by El Mundo Deportivo.
“We’ve seen numerous times how there are situations which seem unlikely or impossible but they end up happening.
“If Neymar was to join Madrid? It would annoy me in the sense that he wins matches and would strengthen a direct rival, but I’m not worried.
“The Ballon d’Or? Everyone has their own thoughts on it, but obviously a player on Ronaldo’s level – who has won the prize five times – he is among the best.
“I would choose Messi, and he is my teammate which is clear, and for what he represents.”