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"Laporta can get Neymar and Messi back together"

Former Barcelona scout and agent to Neymar, Andre Cury, believes that Laporta is the man that can make the Neymar-Messi reunion happen at Camp Nou instead of PSG.

"Laporta can get Neymar and Messi back together"
DON EMMERT AFP

Former Barcelona scout Andre Cury is credited as the man that discovered Neymar and later worked as the Brazilian superstar’s agent.

In an interview with Argentine outlet El Litoral, Cury said he believed that there is a strong possibility that Neymar and Lionel Messi will be reunited once again, but he hopes that reunion will not happen at PSG.

"I would like to see Ney reunited again with Messi, but I would much more like it to be at Barcelona ... I doubt it can be done at another club,” said Cury, to whom Neymar had confessed that he was wrong to have left Barca.

Neymar and Messi together at Barcelona.

“It will be in Barcelona, where they should never have been separated. I would be very happy to come back to get them back together.”

Cury also revealed that had been asked to help engineer Neymar’s return to Barcelona two years ago and was close to achieving it.

“It was two years ago when Barcelona asked me to do so and we tried to sign him back. We were very close to securing the full transfer and bringing him back to Barcelona from Paris. I think Laporta is a very good president for Barcelona and he can get them (Messi and Neymar) back together,” he told El Litoral.

Messi will not leave Barcelona - Cury

Messi has been widely tipped to leave Barcelona this summer but Cury is sure the Argentine captain will stay put.

"I don’t think Leo will leave Barça ... His history in Europe began and must end in the Barcelona shirt. I am very clear about it because it is a very beautiful story of a player who is globally respected and represents the image of Argentina in every corner of the world with a lot of love,” he said.

Asked whether Barcelona would at this point be open to Neymar’s return after they failed to secure the deal in the summer of 2019, Cury assured: "Barcelona’s doors are open to Neymar. They know that Neymar was wrong when he left for PSG and even Ney himself has publicly acknowledged that."