Multiple sources are now reporting that Lionel Messi is not much interested in Barca’s efforts to sign Manchester City star Bernardo Silva. It is also being reported that the football superstar has in fact vetoed the club decision to draft him in the squad. The decision was taken by Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
A report carried by Don Balon claims the Messi does not want the Portuguese footballer in his team and is desperate to try and convince the team management to go for Neymar alone. Messi, reportedly, is in no mood to settle for any alternatives. Despite the club President’s efforts to convince Leo to try and sign Bernardo Silva instead, Messi has not agreed to the request.
Earlier, the Manchester City player had shed light upon various issues in an interview with BBC Sport. He had also in fact spoken about his chances of clinching the Ballon d’Or 2019. The midfielder stated that although he aspires to be one of the best in the world, he does not play for individual prizes.
“The Ballon d’Or award that nearly only two guys have won for the last 10 years—of course, I want to fight to be one of the best, and I want to win the biggest trophies like the Champions League, but these kinds of individual awards do not need to be thought about,” he told BBC Sport.
“If they come, fantastic – but you just have to work hard to help your team,” he added.