Messi was adamant that he would only sign a new deal with Barcelona
if the club used the money from Neymar’s sale to fund a move for another star player, which in this case was Di Maria.
It is no secret that the Argentinian duo share a good relationship. They always get on well while on international duty and have reached a World Cup final together.
The aforementioned source does mention that the PSG forward could still join Messi and co. given the French giants’ need to balance the books after a summer of huge spending.
Barcelona could also take advantage of that knowledge to command negotiations over a transfer price.
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