Lionel Messi has recommended Barcelona sign these two Premier League stars
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has reportedly urged the club to sign both Philippe Coutinho and Riyad Mahrez this summer, per the Daily Star.
The Blaugrana are going through something of a transitional summer, with Luis Enrique being replaced by Ernesto Valverde ahead of next season.
With Andres Iniesta now 33, Luis Suarez 30 and Messi set to reach that milestone later this month, the club are likely to look to the transfer window for reinforcements this summer.
Messi seems to have been impressed by these two Premier League stars and wants deals to be put in place to bring them to the Camp Nou next season.
Coutinho is a close friend of both Suarez and Brazilian Neymar having played with them previously, and the player has admitted flattery at constant links with a move to Spain, but remains committed to Liverpool.
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Mahrez, meanwhile, has told Leicester he wants to leave, a year after winning the PFA Player of the Year and the Premier League title with the Foxes.