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Barcelona want to build a new team for Lionel Messi - report

Two defenders and two forwards are on the wishlist

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Barcelona reportedly want to build Lionel Messi a new team and are working on signing two defenders and two attackers in time for next season.

Sport report that the club want Messi to enjoy a successful end to his career at the Camp Nou and are willing to invest to make it happen.

Barca’s feeling after El Clasico is that Messi is too alone and they must build a competitive team around him so he can bow out in style.

In defence the club want another top quality centre-back to join Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet and a right-back to strengthen their backline.

In attack the return of Neymar is mentioned once again along with a top class number 9 to replace Luis Suarez.

The club are also apparently determined not to repeat previous mistakes in the transfer market and want young players, with experience, who can go into the first team.

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