Messi's overall dominance of the limelight at Barcelona has been the media's explaination to the exit of Neymar from Camp Nou to PSG but the Brazilian at his unveiling dismissed the notion.
It may have been Neymar who led Barcelona past Paris Saint-Germain in their famous 6-1 Champions League victory last season, but Lionel Messi towering over the Catalan fans stole the headlines.
The fact that such an image came to symbolise a game in which the Argentine superstar had an off day, generally speaking, has been said by some to have pushed Neymar out the exit door.
Reacting to the claims, Neymar during his unveiling in Paris on Friday said: ""I do not want to be the only star, I wanted to come to Paris because I wanted something different, a new challenge," Neymar stated. "Not because I did not feel valued.
"I have not come here for a more prominent role for myself. What PSG deserve is for me to give everything for the badge." said Neymar as quoted in MARCA