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Lionel Messi doesn’t ask Barcelona to sign players, says Bartomeu

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The president has rejected reports to the contrary

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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has rejected suggestions that captain Lionel Messi asks the club to sign certain players.

There have been reports that Messi wants Neymar back at the Camp Nou and other rumors that the Argentine is not too keen on a move for Antoine Griezmann.

However, Bartomeu says that is not the case at all and spoke about what Messi does want.

“He doesn’t ask for players, let’s end that myth. Messi doesn’t ask for players,” he said.

”He wants the players to come, to have a good, competitive team, that can win things... but he doesn’t ask for players.”

Source | Sport

Barcelona have completed the signings of Frenkie de Jong and goalkeeper Neto so far in the summer transfer window but speculation continues to rumble over moves for Griezmann, Neymar and even Matthijs de Ligt.