Arsenal and Liverpool stars requested at Barcelona this summer

Lionel Messi was supposedly told his club Barcelona that he would like to see Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, Monaco’s Bernardo Silva and Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti join him this summer.

The superstar is believed to have a strong influence within the running of the club, and is often asked his opinion on potential targets.

Messi has now put forward four names that he would like to see join him at the Nou Camp.

Bellerin has been linked with a return to his boyhood club for some time now, mirroring the saga which surround Cesc Fabregas during his rise to fame with Arsenal previously.

The defender is constantly asked his opinion on speculation with a move back to Catalonia, and is always professional in praising his former side, as well as remaining adamant that he is loyal to Arsenal.

Coutinho is another name who has been strongly linked with a switch to Barca this term, following a very impressive start to the campaign, but his team dropped swiftly out the title race, and has been dire so far in 2017, and the star has shown very little in recent months.

Bernardo Silva is enjoying a thoroughly impressive season with Monaco, helping his side to lead the Ligue 1 table on goal difference, albeit with a game in hand, as well as helping his side to keep their Champions League hopes alive with a 3-2 away win over Borussia Dortmund to give them one foot in the semi-final stage.

Verratti is not enjoying his best season for Paris, having had a 4-0 first-leg lead overturned by Barca in the Champions League, as well as struggling to chase down Monaco in the league thanks to a shaky start to life under new manager Unai Emery. He looks likely to finally leave the club this summer, and may well get the chance to join Messi in Spain.

Can Barca afford all these names? Does Bellerin have his price? Is our defender happy enough in North London? I know he claims to be…

Pat J

Tags Arsenal Barcelona Bellerin Messi


  1. SoOpa AeoN says:

    Or he could do a U-turn and Join Arsenal
    There he would meet with Hector bellerin and their Love story would continue!

    1. Bright says:

      bellerin can go if he want

  2. RSH says:

    We’ll be without a team according to all these rumours. Just Sanogo to field.

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      No worries! ??
      The Bionic Postman will deliver twice a day!

      Oops… Sunday’s not included ?
      Oh well.. back to being screwed it is then.?

    2. gmv8 says:

      … and Wenger ?

    3. gmv8 says:

      Seems that all those whi were saying it would be easier to get rifd of the manager than the team were wrong!

  3. Fatboy Gooney says:

    I couldn’t care less,since Bellerin’s ?? form has been blamed on an injury which he has been playing on with.That just about sums everything up @Arsenal. Is there really any point in continuing when the Club is in desperate need of gutting out and rebuilding/decorating.

    If the Board really want Wenger to stay, then why don’t they just give him a different job where he has nothing to do with the team and we don’t have to see or hear him.
    How about sticking him on a shelf next to his 4th place trophies?
    Enough is enough man,Wenger needs to Go before we can rock on with the new flow… Oi ??Who said that ?? it was him ??

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