Reports: Messi Doesn't Want This Star To Leave Barca
Reports: Lionel Messi Doesn't Want This Star To Leave FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is believed to be against the Catalan club's intention to sell one of their stars.
The Spanish giants have been chasing Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti in this transfer window, with the French club reportedly unwilling to let the player leave.
According to Don Balon, Barca have offered midfielder Ivan Rakitic to the Les Parisiens in the hopes of negotiating a swap deal.
Messi, however, does not want to see the Croatian leave the Camp Nou as he feels the midfielder can still play a huge role for the Blaugrana.
The Argentine is also believed to be a close friend of the former Sevilla star, who joined Barca in 2014.
Ernesto Valverde has signed just two players, in Gerard Deulofeu and Nelson Semedo, in this transfer window so far, and many believe the club needs to secure more players ahead of the next campaign.
Rakitic has played 159 games for the Catalan giants since his arrival, winning 10 trophies along the way.
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