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Messi worries over lack of marquee signings

Messi worries over lack of marquee signings
July 13
06:24 2017

Lionel Messi is concerned Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde can’t attract world-class stars to the club, Daily Star reports.

The Argentine superstar has returned to the Nou Camp following his honeymoon.

However, according to Spanish news outlet Diario Gol, he’s worried that Valverde is incapable of drawing top talent to Catalonia.

Valverde has replaced Luis Enrique who decided to quit at the end of last season.

The 53-year-old had an impressive stint managing Athletic Bilbao in his second spell at the club.

He’s also managed Valencia, Espanyol and Villarreal in La Liga as well as Greek champions Olympiakos.

But Diario Gol suggests Messi is questioning his boss’ skills in the transfer market.

The Catalans have only managed to snap up Gerard Deulofeu from Everton for around £10m so far.

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin and Paris St-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti have been touted as targets.

But so far the La Liga giants have been unable to snare either player.

Messi penned a lucrative new contract that will run until 2021 last week.

The 30-year-old was already hugely influential at the club.

And Diario Gol says he will continue to speak out if he’s not happy with developments behind the scenes.

Barca suffered a relatively disappointing campaign last season and want to avoid repeating it.

Real Madrid beat them to the La Liga title.

And under Zinedine Zidane Real also secured Champions League glory in Cardiff against Serie A heavyweights Juventus. .

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