Messi: Neymar joining Real Madrid would be a bad blow for Barca

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He has scored 383 goals 417 matches for the Catalans - winning nine La Liga titles, three Champions League and several other domestic and continental cups in the process.

Lionel Messi has spoken about the incessant transfer rumours linking Neymar with a sensational move to Real Madrid.

"It would be awful because of everything that Ney means to Barcelona", Messi told TyC Sports.

Barcelona star, Lionel Messi has stated that he has no interest in being considered the best in football history.

The 29-year-old also offered his thoughts on Liverpool's chances in the Champions League final, where they will face reigning 12-time Champions Real Madrid on May 26 in Kiev.

The Brazil superstar left Barca last August for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record €222million move, purportedly to escape Messi's shadow and assert his own Ballon d'Or credentials.

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"I'm not tempted to leave Barca, there is nowhere better than Barca, if I wasn't here I wouldn't be anywhere", Messi told TyCSports. It's the best team in the world, the best city in the world, my children already have their friends.

"I have thought about other leagues - especially the league in England - but it is very hard to leave Barcelona".

Liverpool are the heavy underdogs for the final, as Real bid to claim their third Champions League trophy in a row.

"We will be in Russian Federation to play something very important. We want to overcome that barrier", he said.

Messi said that Brazil is most likely to win the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, because they have really good players, a very steadfast defense and strikers who "kill you". "You know a lot about him and the likes of [Lionel] Messi because you watch them on YouTube when you're growing up, you always watch those type of players". Click any of these buttons below!