Lionel Messi has revealed that he had no inkling that former Barcelona teammate, Neymar would leave until the last minute.
The Brazil forward left Barcelona in the summer for Paris Saint-Germain after they met his release clause of €222 million.
Messi stated he had no idea Neymar was leaving, despite Pique and Xavi saying it was known that the exit would happen at the wedding of the Argentine back in June.
“Honestly, no,” he said to ESPN when asked if he knew his former team-mate would leave.
“Until the last day of the tour we were talking and we didn’t know anything. He said that he still wasn’t clear what to do and he didn’t know what he was doing. Others said they knew. But right until the last minute, we were speaking to him.”