Messi demands Barcelona sign €80m Liverpool-linked Serie A winger

Date published: Wednesday 11th September 2019 6:38 - Steve Pearson

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Lionel Messi has laid down the law to Barcelona chiefs by requesting that the Catalan giant sign Liverpool-linked Serie A superstar Lorenzo Insigne in January, claims a report.

The Napoli forward has been spent a decade in Naples, but reportedly is keen on the move and would look to ‘push for a Nou Camp move for less than [his €80m price tag]’.

The report from Spanish outlet Don Balon (via CaughtOffside) states that the player views a potential switch to Barcelona in ‘good light’ and would provide the perfect foil to Messi, Suarez and Griezmann.

The LaLiga powerhouse currently boast France international Ousmane Dembele in that position, but following disappointment in the Champions League for the fourth consecutive year, Messi wishes for Insigne to provide further competition for places in the forward line.

Dembele’s time in Catalonia has been met with a mixed reaction from the Blaugrana faithful, with the France international persistently linked with a move away over the summer.

A move for Insigne would end all hope of the Italian winger landing on Merseyside after Jurgen Klopp’s team were reportedly linked with a €100m deal during the previous transfer window.


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