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Neymar reveals how Messi put him at ease at Barcelona

Neymar reveals how Messi put him at ease at Barcelona

Zahavi acted as intermediary in the Brazilian's £200m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last summer told Polish outlet Przeglad Sportowy the Brazilian left the Blaugrana in the first place to step out of Messi's shadow.

He's presently recovering from a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle sustained in PSG's win over Marseille in February, but according to the former Barcelona man his season isn't over.

"I need about a month, but it is healing well".

Brazilian PSG's footballer Neymar Junior attends the photocall for the 2018 American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) Gala Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo Brazil on Saturday.

The Brazil worldwide required surgery after suffering the injury in the Ligue 1 win over Marseille in February and has since missed the French giants' last nine matches in all competitions.

The 26-year-old has lived up to his expensive price tag so far, netting 28 goals in 30 games at the Parc des Princes.

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"Neymar's close to returning", said Emery.

PSG manager Unai Emery gave an even more confident outlook on his talisman's fitness, revealing that he hopes to have Neymar back for a few games before the season ends.

"When Neymar gets here, he'll be very eager to play".

"The speed of recovery in the next 10 days will set the optimum date to start training without restriction".

PSG have either seven or eight games remaining this season, depending on the result of their Coupe de France semi-final against Caen, and Neymar will be keen to return to action ahead of this summer's World Cup.