Messi's thoughts on Neymar's move to Real Madrid

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'If he ends up in Madrid it would be a tough blow for us and for all of Barcelona.

He told TyC Sports: "It would be awful, because of everything he means to Barcelona".

"Ney won important trophies here".

The Brazilian forward quit the Camp Nou outfit to join Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain after the French club triggered his $266m release clause and has impressed in his debut season, scoring 28 goals and assisting 19, before he suffered a season-ending foot injury in March.

He has been highly praised this season for his talismanic performances for Liverpool, guiding them to a top four spot and a Champions League final.

Los Blancos are preparing for the final game of the La Liga season, where they will travel to Castellón to take on Villarreal - who are assured of qualification to the Europa League this campaign. It would be a huge blow for everyone.

"And on a football level, it would make Madrid much stronger than they already are".

The Englishman is set to become the youngest Reds player ever to feature in a major European final, and he will be tasked with putting the shackles on the five-time Ballon d'Or victor.

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. "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".

"I don't need to go to another team to prove anything to anybody, "Messi said".

"What Mohammed Salah is doing is something that I am not surprised but am not surprise because he has demonstrated he can do it over the years", Kwadwo Asamoah on Atinka FM.

Asked whether he would consider moving to Manchester to join Aguero, Messi replied: "No, he should come to Barcelona".

Madrid will be looking to lift the Champions League for the third year in a row in Kiev, whereas Liverpool are bidding for their sixth European crown.

A combination of factors have seen him fleetingly linked with Premier League champions Manchester City over recent years - namely the necessary financial means, the presence of his old mentor Pep Guardiola and the prospect of linking up with long-time friend and global colleague Sergio Aguero in attack. "It's what we all want".