Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sign Paul Pogba

Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sign Paul Pogba

- Manchester United star Paul Pogba could be on his way to Barcelona next year

- Barcelona star Lionel Messi wants the Frenchman to be in the same squad with him

- Pogba's agent is also said to have assured the Spanish champions of a deal in January

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has reportedly told the Spanish La Liga champions to sign Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba when the January transfer window opens.

According to the report on Daily Star UK, the Argentina international wants the 2018 World Cup winner to be in the same squad with him next year.

Since the start of the ongoing Premier League season, Paul Pogba has been linked with a move to the Nou Camp, but Manchester United refused to sell the Frenchman last month.

Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda says Messi wants the former Juventus star to be the long-term replacement for Andres Iniesta at the Nou Camp.

“Messi has asked for Pogba, but the problem of Barca is the Financial Fair Play.

“They have a chance to bring Pogba in winter on loan with a purchase option,'' Inda told Ok according to Daily Star UK.

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Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how reigning Spanish champions Barcelona were said to have been given the assurances that Frenchman Paul Pogba will join them this season.

Mino Raiola who is the agent of Paul Pogba is said to have assured Barcelona that they have the chance to sign his client in January 2019.

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