With Luis Enrique leaving the Nou Camp at the end of the season, Barca’s star man appears to be taking a hold on matters.
Proper investment is required in the team following a few poor signings made last year.
Enrique’s recruits Andre Gomes, Lucas Digne and Paco Alcacer have failed to impress at the Spanish giants, despite their big price-tags.
And Lionel Messi apparently believes the younger trio are not of a sufficient standard for Barcelona.
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Messi wants to shift on some experienced members too
With the manager off and no replacement lined up yet, their futures are hanging on by a thread.
Along with midfielder Gomes, full-back Digne and striker Alcacer, Messi wants to shift on some experienced members too.
According to Spanish outlet Diario Gol, the Argentina international feels Arsenal target Arda Turan and 33-year-old centre-half Jeremy Mathieu have fulfilled their role at the club.
With those five potentially facing the chop, Messi has replacements in sight.
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The 29-year-old is said to remain worried about Barca’s right-back slot, as Sergi Roberto and Aleix Vidal are vulnerable options.
As a result, Messi proposes Arsenal defender and ex-Barcelona youth Hector Bellerin as the solution.
It is suggested the Spain international, who signed a contract extension at the Emirates in December, would cost around £35million.
Messi is a fan due to Bellerin’s ability in defence and attack, providing balance on the opposite flank to Jordi Alba, but Barca may deem the Arsenal star too expensive.
Meanwhile, his top midfield target is creative Monaco ace Bernardo Silva.
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The playmaker, 22, is being chased by both Barca and Madrid, with Ronaldo very keen on seeing his compatriot arrive at the Bernabeu.
However, Messi wants Silva to provide the assists at the Nou Camp similarly to how Andres Iniesta and Xavi have done for years, as well as help him shine to win the Ballon d’Or ahead of Ronaldo.
Up front, Messi believes Barca are in need of more assurance than what Alcacer offers.
Three forwards in his mind are Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund who is valued at around £26m, Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe, and youngster Vinicius Jr from Flamengo.