Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has admitted he feared Neymar would join Real Madrid this summer, rather than return to the Camp Nou.
Neymar was linked with a move back to his former club all summer, but there was also speculation that LaLiga rivals Real, would try to hijack any move.
In the end, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar remained in Ligue 1, as no deal was struck.
“Honestly, I thought that Neymar would go to Madrid if he didn’t come here.
“He really wanted to leave Paris and had said so. And I thought Florentino and Real Madrid were going to do something to take it away,” Messi said in an interview with RAC1.Source: