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Neymar Fuels Lionel Messi Rumours by Liking Mock-Up Post of Argentine in PSG Shirt

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Barcelona have announced Lionel Messi's departure from the club after 18 years
Barcelona have announced Lionel Messi's departure from the club after 18 years / David Ramos/Getty Images
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Neymar fueled speculation over Lionel Messi's future after liking a mock-up photo on Instagram of the Argentine in a Paris Saint-Germain shirt.

The photo made rounds after Barcelona officially announced Messi's departure after 18 years, despite the club claiming a long-term deal, albeit on lower pay terms, had been agreed. In a statement on the club's website, the club explained that Messi would not be extending his stay due to "economic and structural obstacles".

While Messi's former teammates have chosen to remain silent on social media, Neymar hasn't been afraid to express how he feels about the recent development. The former Barcelona man liked a mock-up on Instagram of himself hugging Messi, who is wearing a PSG shirt.

Neymar also posted a picture on Instagram on Thursday, showing himself with Messi along with PSG trio Angel Di Maria, Leo Parades, and Marco Veratti, with the caption: "amigos".

Messi has been linked with a move to PSG throughout the summer and recent reports have claimed that the 34-year-old is already negotiating a deal with the Ligue 1 giants. The report adds that Neymar played an important role in reaching out to his former team-mate just days before the shock announcement.

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