Even on holiday, Neymar comments on PSG news. On vacation in Miami, where he took the opportunity to see one of the NBA finals between the Heat and the Denvers Nuggets, the Brazilian gave an interview Friday to NBA's Youtube channel Brasil. And if he exposes his great love for basketball, the magician of PSG also evoked the arrival of Lionel Messi in Florida.
While he was announced very close to a return to Barça or a last draw in Saudi Arabia against his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo, the seven-time Ballon d'Or finally opted for Inter Miami, signing a three-year contract. And for Neymar, it's no surprise. "I already knew it! Messi is one of my best friends, he's a football gift to me. I had the chance to meet him, play with him and we became friends. So I already knew he would come here, we talked about it," said the 31-year-old, whose future in the capital is also uncertain.
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"The championship will grow in popularity"
In the same interview, Neymar, who has not worn the Paris jersey since February 19 due to an ankle injury, explained that the arrival of Lionel Messi in the United States would draw the spotlight on MLS: "I told him that he will be very happy because of the city, the lifestyle and the opportunity to play and live in Miami. I'm sure Leo will change MLS. I think the championship will grow in popularity. Everyone will have to enjoy watching him play because, unfortunately, everything has an end. It will be very cool."
He also recalled that it was very "sad to see him leave" from PSG. Before their freelancing together in the capital, the two acolytes had shared the same dressing room at FC Barcelona from 2013 to 2017 where they won the Champions League in 2015.