Lionel Messi ‘names’ 3 star players he wants Barcelona to sell, demands the signing of top Napoli star
– Lionel Messi is reportedly urging the club’s eggheads to sell three highly-rated players this summer
-The Argentina international is eager for the La Liga outfit to bring in new additions
-The players have not shown that they can fit into Barcelona’s philosophy as well as team chemistry
Barcelona’s talisman Lionel Messi is reportedly urging the club’s eggheads to sell three highly-rated players this summer, even as he seeks the signing of Serie A top defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Camp Nou dwellers enjoyed double domestic success last campaign, but were bundled out of Europe’s top club competition, the Uefa Champions League by AS Roma in the quarterfinals.
According to a UK Daily Star report, citing sources at Spain’s Don Balon, the Argentina international is eager for the La Liga outfit to bring in new additions to the Camp Nou this summer, but must offload the trio of Andre Gomes, Paco Alcacer and Denis Suarez that are surplus to requirement.
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However, the duo of Gomes and Alcacer were recent buys that cost the Catalan side about £50m to price away from Valencia last year.
Painfully, both players have not shown that they can fit into Barcelona’s philosophy as well as team chemistry despite the huge amount that was splashed on them.
Since arrival, 24-year-old Surarez is still struggling to adapt to life in Barcelona.
At the last count, he appeared in 18 La Liga fixtures mostly from the last season.