“The No. 10 was his and I was arriving at a new team to help,” Messi told France Football.
Paris Saint Germain star Lionel Messi had an opportunity to wear his iconic number 10 at the French giants but made a decision to reject the chance.
According to Messi, the superb club ace Neymar had offered the jersey to the Argentine maestro but the 34-year-old eventually took the number 30 shirt.
“It was incredible that he offered me it, but I expected that because I know Neymar well. We spent time together at Barcelona and we’re friends.
“But, I thought it was right that he kept the No. 10. So, I picked a different number that I liked,” Messi concluded.
Up next for Messi and PSG is lower division side Aulnoye in the French Cup this weekend.
Source: Siseko Gwegwe of the Futaa