LaLiga: Lionel Messi & Neymar differ when deciding on Barcelona's next world-class signing

Conor Buckley

When on the pitch, Lionel Messi and Neymar are known for their telepathic connection and outright brilliance.

However, when discussing Barcelona's next world-class signing, the pair have different opinions, as reported by Mundo Deportivo, via TheSportBible.

The Brazilian wants childhood friend and current Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho at the Nou Camp this summer and has already got into his ribs during the international break about a possible switch to sunny Spain.


However, Argentina and Barcelona captain Messi is keen for international teammate Paulo Dybala to join the Catalan giants this summer, after being impressed by his current form in Turin and finds it ideal that both of them play together at the club and the international level.

Juventus v FC Porto - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg
Juventus v FC Porto - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

The story from the Spanish outlet is that Dybala is waiting for Barcelona to make the first move before he decides his future. Netting 14 goals so far this season for Juventus, it's understandable why Barcelona would want to add Dybala to their already stellar array of attacking talent.

However, Barca may have stiff competition from the Premier League as Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are all rumoured to be interested in the front-man. 

If push does come to shove, Barcelona will only have enough funds to integrate one of the possible two targets. 

Neymar or Messi's? We will have to wait and see. 

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