Reports: Messi Wants Barca To Sign Man Utd Target
Reports: Lionel Messi Wants FC Barcelona To Sign Manchester United Target
Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to splash the cash in the coming transfer window, but certain outrageous reports suggest that Lionel Messi wants FC Barcelona to beat Manchester United to their main target.
The Portuguese tactician is understood to be keen to lure Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann to Old Trafford after the current campaign, and is reportedly prepared to break the bank for the Frenchman in order to fend off interest from Real Madrid.
However, a somewhat crazy report by Diario Gol suggests that Messi wants Barcelona's bosses to join the race for the Rojiblancos forward.
Barca could end the season with just one trophy, the Spanish Super Cup – they are currently three points behind Los Blancos in La Liga having played one game more, and also have to stage another dramatic UEFA Champions League comeback in order to prevent elimination against Juventus.
Messi apparently wants the Catalan giants to improve their squad, with the Argentine considering players such as Paco Alcacer, Andre Gomes, Arda Turan and Jeremy Mathieu not good enough for the team.
Griezmann would apparently be Messi's No. 1 target to improve the Catalan giants, even though he plays in a similar position to Neymar.
Atletico, Manchester Utd, Real or Barca – where would you like to see Griezmann next season? Have your say in the comments section below.