Messi calls Neymar, advises him to snub Real Madrid

Argentine ace and Barcelona captain Leo Messi reportedly called unsettled PSG star Neymar and tried to persuade him into snubbing offers from Real Madrid.

Messi, who remained a friend of the want-away Brazilian despite the latter leaving Barcelona two years ago, is keen on a reunion with the 27-year-old at Camp Nou and advised him to shun interests from Los Blancos.

Madrid and Barcelona are in a battle to sign the Brazlian, whose desire to leave the Paris club is well-known and according to Spanish publication Marca, Messi spoke with him over the telephone in a bid to encourage him to cast a blind eye on Florentino Perez (Madrid president) ‘offers.

The 5-time Balon do’r winner formed a lethal attack with Neymar and Luis Suarez at Barcelona and even reportedly tried all he could to stop the Brazilian from leaving the club two years ago.

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