Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar have had the third-highest and fifth-highest assists in the world over the past five years. Her teammate Kylian Mbappe sits in the middle and is fourth.
Lionel Messi and Neymar, widely hailed as two of the most creative players in the world, have been in top form for PSG this season. The Argentine has recorded a whopping eight goals and eight assists in 14 games in all competitions. Neymar, on the other hand, has emerged as the Parisians’ best player with 12 goals and nine assists in 16 games.
A recent stat revealed that Messi and Neymar were among the top five creators in the world over the past five years. Corresponding PopFoot, Lionel Messi has provided 108 assists in 288 games in all competitions for his club and country, making him the third-best provider of assists. Only Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne (121 in 271 games) and Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller (111 in 278 games) have had more assists than Messi in the last five years.
Meanwhile, Neymar has provided 86 assists in 204 games to conquer fifth place. Mbappe, the third member of Les Parisiens’ coveted front three, is fourth on the list. He has 95 assists in 288 games for club and country over the past five years.
Barcelona are reportedly ‘trying’ to bring PSG superstar Lionel Messi back to the Camp Nou
According to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona want to bring Lionel Messi to the Camp Nou. The Argentina international, whose contract with the Parisians expires in June 2023, has not yet been in contact with the Blaugrana but is not considering a renewal either.
In his column CaughtOffside, Romano wrote (via Le10Sport):
“The rumors about Lionel Messi continue, but as I have mentioned many times before, he will not decide his future until 2023. He plans to speak to his family, his lawyers and everyone around him. He is currently not negotiating a new contract with either Barcelona or PSG.”
He added that Messi will only start thinking about his future after the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Italian added:
“Barcelona are tempted to bring him back and PSG are also ready to make him an offer to keep him longer. But negotiations will have to wait. For now, Messi is focused on the current season and the World Cup before making a decision in 2023.”
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/news-psg-superstars-lionel-messi-neymar-rank-third-fifth-among-players-assists-last-5-years?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda PSG superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar rank third and fifth among players with most assists in the last 5 years