Higuain: Why can't Messi join me at Napoli?
Messi talked up the prospect of Argentina teammate Higuain joining him at Barca during the World Cup.
"I wanted to go to Barcelona? I have always told the truth. That is, I wanted to think only of the World Cup and then I would return to Naples. Hence, I was quiet, I had nothing to fear, because there was nothing to comment on.
"If Messi said certain things, I can only be flattered. I believe that all players would like to play alongside a great champion, but that does not mean that one wants to leave.
"So why not Messi to Napoli? Maybe, it would be nice, but I think that it is impossible or nearly so.
"He is a legend in Barcelona."
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