It was said the Argentina international was fearful of Verratti’s taste for the night life.
Messi only wants players fully focused on driving Barcelona to glory across all fronts.
Lionel Messi now wants Barcelona to try and sign Marco Verratti from PSG
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But Spanish outlet Diario Gol claim the club’s No10 now thinks differently.
Instead, the 29-year-old has given his full blessing to the signing.
Barcelona are looking at long-term replacements for club stalwart Andres Iniesta, who turns 33 next month.
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Marco Verratti has been in stunning form for Paris Saint-Germain
Verratti is now Messi’s preferred choice over Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.
Neymar wants to see Barcelona snap up his compatriot and has publicly stated his desire to see Coutinho move to the Nou Camp.
As well as seeing Verratti signed, Messi also wants the Catalan giants to offload Andre Gomes.