Messi tells Barcelona to secure €260m quadruple summer swoop

Oli Fisher

Lionel Messi has reportedly urged Barcelona to make four major signings this summer, including a Bayern Munich star.

Barca have the chance to extend their LaLiga-lead over Atletico Madrid to 10 points with a win against Las Palmas on Thursday evening.

Despite their success so far this season, coach Ernesto Valverde is keen to bolster the squad in the coming summer, with Messi taking an interest in the club’s summer plans.

According to a report from Spanish outlet Diario Gol, the Barca superstar has sanctioned a €100m deal to bring Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann to the Nou Camp.

Meanwhile, the Catalan club are expected to tie up a €40m deal for Gremio midfielder Arthur, another one of the players on Messi’s four-man shopping list.

The report goes on to claim that Messi is urging Barca to make a summer move for Bayern Munich star David Alaba, who can play as a full-back or central midfielder. Reports have linked Real Madrid with an €80m move for the Austria international.

Diario Gol claim the 30-year-old is desperate for Valverde to sign a new right-back, with Real Madrid target Alvaro Odriozola – reportedly valued at €25m – identified as his first choice.