Lionel Messitte: Marcelo del Pozo / Reuters
Striker “Barcelona” Lionel Messi believes that the club needs to buy a defender “Ajax” Nicolas Tagliafico. This writes the Don Balon.
According to the publication, the Catalans in the summer of 2020 plans to strengthen the left-back position, which now plays a 30-year-old Jordi Alba. During the last transfer window, Barcelona has acquired defender Junior Firpo for 18 million euros, but Messi is unhappy with his level.
The striker believes that Talapia can become a long-term replacement for Alba. He insists that Barcelona have bought it.
23-year-old Talarico — partner Messi in the Argentina national team. Last season he, along with Ajax reached the semi-finals of the Champions League and became champion of the Netherlands.
Messi not once addressed the issue of formation of the composition of “Barcelona”. According to media reports, this summer he tried to convince PSG striker Neymar to return to the Catalan club. Also, it in different years demanded from the leadership of the club to get rid of some players. In particular, in 2017, he demanded the sale of the Hatches Dinh, Jeremy Mathieu and Andre Gomes. All three later left Barcelona.
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