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How Messi's wedding played key role in Neymar's Barca exit

Ligue 1 By: Ambrose Udeme | 07/08/2017

How Messi's wedding played key role in Neymar's Barca exit

Neymar's exit from Barcelona has continued to get tongues wagging and the latest is that it was at the wedding of Lionel Messi that the Brazilian cooked up his plan with Dani Alves to leave and join Paris Saint Germain.

According to MARCA, Neymar made a brief appearance at the wedding along with Alves and then headed off to the Goiania festival in Brazil along with his former Barcelona teammate, but still it was there that everything changed as before he had even agreed to a rise in his buy-out clause fee.

The plan initially was for Neymar to play another season at Barcelona and then the World Cup would be the turning point as he would either after that become the protagonist at the Camp Nou or leave. At the wedding both players made up their minds and no matter what Barcelona tried to do to convince them the decision was made.

Neymar and his father managed to manipulate the situation extremely well and are now still trying to claim the 26 million euros that was intended as an incentive for him to sign a new deal.

Alves' move to PSG went a little more under the radar but still it was surprising that he had also been on course to go to Manchester City and then suddenly changed his mind.

Alves was a neighbour of Juventus coach Allegri but there was little communication between the two and the basis for the full-back wanting to leave was due to the defensive and strict style of play. It is also true that Alves and Dybala shared the same opinion about the way Juventus play and while the Argentinian is the jewel in the Turin side he already has one foot out of the door and there is a possibility that he could end up at PSG as well.