Messi fears Neymar would go to Real Madrid while Tuchel says he understands fans’ criticism of Neymar
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner thought that the Paris Saint-Germain forward would head to the Bernabeu if he didn’t seal a return to Camp Nou
Lionel Messi feared Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar would join Real Madrid in the summer if Barcelona failed to land his signature.
The Brazil international made it clear that he wanted to depart Parc des Princes but after a period of intense speculation that stretched throughout the transfer window, he ultimately stayed with the Ligue 1 champions.
Barcelona and Real Madrid were heavily linked with the 27-year-old but ultimately neither was willing to match PSG’s asking price for the prolific frontman.