Barcelona: Messi: I don’t know if Barcelona did everything possible to bring Neymar back
Barcelona Honest about the potential transfer
With negotiations ongoing right until the final hours of the transfer window, no deal was agreed and Neymar will stay at Paris Saint-Germain for the foreseeable future.
“However, it is certainly true that negotiating with PSG isn’t easy.
“On a sporting level, Neymar is one of the best in the world. The club would also have taken a leap in terms of the level of image rights and sponsors.
“I never asked for the signing of Neymar. All I did was give my opinion.
“I’m not disappointed [that he didn’t sign]. We have a have a spectacular squad, which can compete for everything, even without Neymar.”
In terms of Messi‘s own future with the club, he dampened recent revelations over a clause in his contract which will allow him to leave Barcelona at the end of the season.
“This is my home and I don’t want to leave,” Messi said. “But I want to win.”