LIONEL MESSI WANTS NEYMAR BACK FROM PARIS
The Brazilian top player is said to be unhappy and unsettled in Paris and is open to a return to the Nou Camp. Lionel Messi is understood to be a prime mover in plans to take Neymar back to Barcelona and would be perfectly willing to welcome his former teammate back. The Brazilian’s controversial world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 shocked football and created a huge degree of acrimony around the Camp Nou squad and hierarchy, but it hasn’t fully worked out in the manner the 26-year-old had hoped. The move was partly made so Neymar could potentially usurp Messi and Ronaldo as the best player in the world, he was not even on the shortlist for this year’s Fifa The Best Award, and is generally said to be unhappy and unsettled in Paris.
MANCHESTER CITY ARE TOPS OF THE TABLE AND THEY ARE STILL GETTING BETTER:
The entire premier league should be worried. ‘We can improve,’ the Manchester City manager stated ominously after the Tottenham win, and the way he said it suggests he means a lot If their win to another big-six side wasn’t worrying enough, there were then Pep Guardiola’s words after it. “We can improve,” the Manchester City manager stated, with the way he said it implying he means it a lot. This, remember, is a team that has now gone away to Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool and claimed seven points without conceding a single goal. And sure enough, that Liverpool team might be similarly unbeaten and only behind City at the top of the table on goal difference – making this just the fifth time in history that the two sides have won eight of their opening 10 games but what is more worrying for them in regards this title race is that issue of depth: how far City can still go as a team; how far they can go without dropping points.
BY SOPHIE AIGBOMIAN.