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A report has revealed which Liverpool player Lionel Messi wanted in Barcelona if he were to extend his trophy-filled career with the Catalan giants.
barca legend Messi left the club on a free transfer last summer, having established himself as one of the greats of his time at the Nou Camp.
The dangerous financial situation of the LaLiga team made it impossible to renew Messi’s contract, where the Argentine would instead go to PSG.
However, Messi made serious attempts to stay at the club. He even cut back on a large portion of his salary, to avoid having to go.
And now ESPNs jorge ramos has revealed that the 34-year-old had some other demands that he should stay.
One of them was that Barca had to pick up the Liverpool striker Sadio Mane. Messi wanted the squad strengthened significantly and Mane was part of that upgrade.
The report adds that Messi rates the Senegal star very highly and that the initial talks took place. The discussions, however, were shirty and sweet, as the Anfield bosses had no intention of selling.
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Liverpool are said to have demanded a large sum for Mane while they were fully aware of Barca’s financial struggles.
male, which led Senegal to the African Cup of Nations honor against Red team-mate Mo Salah on Sundaycurrently has 18 months left on his contract.
The report concludes by stating that Barcelona will hardly renew their interest in the winger. Their entire focus next summer is expected to be on trying to bring Erling Haaland to the club.
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