Real Madrid have been tipped to land Neymar when he leaves Paris Saint-Germain after signing for the French giants last summer for a World record fee of €222million.
Messi and Neymar were teammates for four years in Catalonia, so it's no surprise that the Argentine doesn't want the move to happen.
'Come May 26, we'll be looking to stop him and the rest of Real Madrid'. "He won important titles here, he won the Champions League, he won La Liga. It would make Real Madrid even stronger from a football point of view".
Messi and Neymar had four trophy-laden at Camp Nou but the Argentian admits it would be tough to see Neymar at their rivals, telling TyC Sports: 'It would be bad because of everything that Ney means to Barcelona. He holds the notion that he has nothing to prove by being successful at another club.
In an interview with Marca, Benítez was asked how should Real Madrid stop Salah like Alvaro Arbeloa did against Messi, when the Spanish manager guided Liverpool to a famous 2-1 win at the Camp Nou in 2007.
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Messi and Ronaldo are without doubt the greatest players of the current era and arguably of all time, but there is a long standing debate about who among the two is better.
"I'm not interested in being the best ever. Every time I start a new year I try to improve myself, win everything, leave everything on the pitch, and give all I have both for my team-mates and for myself".
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold sends warning to Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the Champions League finals in Kiev later this month. "I do not need to go to another team to prove anything", the Argentina worldwide said when asked about moving to another club.
Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has described their exit from this year's Champions League against Roma as "a big disappointment".