Lionel Messi has reportedly told Barcelona
to sign six stars this summer – including
two Manchester United players.
The Catalan club are still reeling from the
rejection of Antoine Griezmann, who made the
decision to stay at Atletico Madrid last week.
In an over-the-top video, the French forward
rejected Barca’s advances and penned a new
deal with Diego Simeone’s side.
It has left Messi reportedly furious, who
is determined to lift the Champions League
at least one more time in his career.
Barcelona have not won the competition since
2015 – but have watched arch-rivals Real Madrid
dominate the competition.
Los Blancos have now won the European trophy
three times in a row, making history in the
process under Zinedine Zidane.
And despite winning La Liga, there is a feeling
of disappointment having been in a strong
position to reach the Champions League final.
Roma staged an incredible comeback in the
quarter-finals though, overturning a 4-1 first
And Messi is determined to stop that from
happening again by taking matters into his
And according to El Gol Digital, the Argentinean
has drawn up a six-man shortlist that the
Barcelona hierarchy should take into consideration.
They report that the 30-year-old wants the
following stars: Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard,
Kingsley Coman, Julian Draxler, Mikel Oyarzabal
and Sadio Mane.
The Barcelona academy graduate is currently
with Argentina, with what might be his last
chance to win a World Cup with his country.
Turning 31 this Sunday, the diminutive forward
is running out of time to win any international