Neymar has reportedly given Lionel Messi the number 10 shirt at Paris Saint-Germain(PSG), as the French giants appear to be close to signing the free agent.
Barcelona announced Messi’s departure on Thursday night, and PSG quickly emerged as the frontrunner for his signature, with the South American set to sign a two-year contract in Paris.
According to RMC Sport, Neymar, a close friend and former teammate of the Barcelona legend, offered the 34-year-old the chance to wear his number 10 shirt at Parc des Princes.
However, according to a source, Messi turned down the offer from the Brazilian international.
Manchester City, Chelsea, and Manchester United have all been linked with the veteran attacker since his departure from Camp Nou was announced.
PSG, on the other hand, is expected to sign Messi to a contract extension until June 2023, with Messi’s father and representative Jorge Messi meeting with Mauricio Pochettino’s team on Saturday.