‘I Didn’t Know Neymar Was Leaving,’ Says Messi! Despite Messi and Neymar having been close to each other during their last months as teammates, it seems Messi was was one of the last people to know about Neymar’s move to the French side in a world-record €222 million move.
Whilst Pique and Xavi both revealed that the 25-year-old had given the indication that he would leave the club at Messi’s wedding back in June, Lionel Messi says he had no idea.
“Honestly, no. Until the last day of the tour we were talking and we didn’t know anything. He said that he still wasn’t clear what to do and he didn’t know what he was doing. Others said they knew. But right until the last minute, we were speaking to him,” Messi told ESPN when asked if he knew Neymar would leave.