"Ney won important trophies here".
The jersey of newly-signed Neymar wore on his debut for Paris Saint-Germain has been sold for nearly €250,000 at a charity auction.
Neymar, who formed one third of the "MSN" trident alongside Messi and Luis Suarez at Barça until last summer, recently said that the thing he most misses from his time in Spain is the friendship with his two attacking teammates.
Incidentally, Neymar had reportedly said he'd return to Barcelona if Messi requested him to. He won the Champions League and La Liga.
Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane recently expressed his own view that the Brazilian star would be a compatible fit with Cristiano Ronaldo but they would need to place a bid in excess of £200million to prise him away with PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi adamant he will not be sold in the summer.
The five-time Ballon d'Or victor also spoke of his commitment to Barcelona, saying he believes he can achieve all his dreams with the Catalan club.
Rivaldo is still reeling from their failure to win the competition on home soil back in 2014, but believes Brazil are heading to Russian Federation as the front-runners and that Neymar can make a name for himself by delivering the trophy for his country.
When asked if he was open to a move from Barca after playing for the senior team for 14 long years, Messi said, "I am not tempted to leave Barcelona".
"It was a year where I learned a lot, a different year for me", he added.
"I don't compete with him". He is the one who will allow us to achieve our goals, but in the case of a football team and many things, I cannot afford to make some public statements that other players may not be able to take.
While Real Madrid are supposedly the frontrunners in the race to sign the superstar still, the Mancunians reportedly possess a trump card in the form of Neymar Santos Sr. "It's what we all want".