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Sandro Rosell explains why ‘very smart’ Lionel Messi wants Neymar back at Barcelona

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The Brazilian’s been linked with a Camp Nou return

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Former Barcelona president Sando Rosell says Lionel Messi wants Neymar back at the Camp Nou so he can “win it all.”

The 56-year-old has been talking to Mundo Deportivo about the transfer speculation surrounding the Brazilian and says he would try to bring Neymar back to the club.

Rosell was in charge of Barca when the Catalans signed Neymar from Santos back in 2013 and thinks Messi wants the 28-year-old back in the team at the Camp Nou.

“Messi, who is the best player in football history and very smart, wants the other best players in the world by his side to win it all.”

There is all sorts of speculation about Neymar and Barca flying about at the moment. MD have reported previously that Barca have a “pact” to sign Neymar this summer.

Meanwhile, CatRadio reported recently that Barcelona can no longer afford to land Neymar and want to focus on signing Lautaro Martinez and renewing Lionel Messi.