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Lionel Messi feared Neymar would join Real Madrid not Barcelona

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Lionel Messi has admitted he feared Neymar would join Real Madrid this summer.

The PSG star had been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Barcelona this summer, however, he stayed at the French capital.

Messi has admitted he feared Neymar would end up at Real Madrid this season.

Honestly, I thought that Neymar would go to Madrid if he didn’t come here,” said Messi in an interview with RAC1, reported by Spanish publication Marca .

“He really wanted to leave Paris and had said so. And I thought Florentino and Real Madrid were going to do something to take it away.”

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