Plea for Liverpool Star
Possibly the best player in the world has launched a second appeal to bring Javier Mascherano to Barcelona. Lionel, previously hinted earlier in the month that the signing of Javier would be fantastic, but no move has happened as of yet.
Rafa Benitez has apparently put a £50million value on Javier, but it seems any price will be rejected. But the international counterpart has told him to pack his bags and Liverpool for Barca.
Messi insisted: “I would like him to join, who would not want to play with great players like Javier? I hope he can come here.”
Meanwhile, Messi also had a pop at big-spending rivals Real Madrid, who have forked out nearly £150m to sign Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka from AC Milan.
Messi, 22, added: “It seems that Real Madrid are building a good team – but we already have one and will see if we can continue.”