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‘Messi will change the league in America’

‘Messi will change the league in America’

Brazilian soccer star Neymar was informed of his move before his former team-mate Lionel Messi left for Inter Miami.

The two last played together at Paris Saint-Germain when Messi’s contract expired. However, Neymar did not say anything about his own future in an interview with the Brazilian branch of the North American professional basketball league NBA. It is unclear whether the attacker will remain at PSG, having been out injured for several months.

Neymar is sad to leave

In the interview, Neymar was saddened by the departure of Messi, with whom he already played at FC Barcelona and, in his own words, were good friends. The 31-year-old Argentine four-time world champion will be comfortable in Miami, where basketball fan Neymar stayed for the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets.

“I’m sure Leo will change the league here in America. The league will become more popular,” said Neymar, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury since February. “Everyone should enjoy this and see him play because unfortunately nothing lasts forever.”

Messi announced his move to Miami earlier this week. Financially troubled FC Barcelona tried in vain to return, and a higher-paying offer from Saudi Arabia was questionable for Messi.

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