Reports: Messi Doesn't Want Barca To Copy Real's Transfer Tactics
Reports: Lionel Messi Doesn’t Want FC Barcelona To Copy Real Madrid Transfer Tactics
FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is reportedly unhappy with what he feels is his club's attempt to copy Real Madrid's transfer tactics.
The Catalan giants' sporting director, Robert Fernandez, recently confirmed that the club are considering bringing AC Milan loanee Gerard Deulofeu back to the Camp Nou.
The winger is a product of Barcelona's famous La Masia academy, but was sold to Everton in 2015, and was then loaned out to the Rossoneri for the second half of this campaign.
However, Barcelona reportedly have a buyback option on the 23-year-old, reported to be about €12 million (R171 million).
"Deulofeu, yes, it's absolutely an option for the future," Fernandez told TV3.
"The club are considering bringing him back to play for the first team."
However, according to Diario Gol, Messi is not keen to see Deulofeu back at the club. It has been suggested that the Milan star would be signed purely for business reasons, with a view to selling him on for a profit rather than actually improving the Blaugrana's squad.
Messi apparently feels Los Blancos are attempting something similar with striker Alvaro Morata, who returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after they activated their €30 million (R429 million) buyback clause for the 24-year-old.
It has been claimed that Real are keen to sell the unhappy forward for much more after the current campaign, and Messi apparently believes Barcelona should not use similar tactics for Deulofeu, and instead chase players they actually need.
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