Lionel Messi furious after Barcelona director confirms what president Josep Bartomeu did
Barcelona’s Sunday game against Deportivo La Coruna saw the Catalans put four goals past their host in a convincing display.
Lionel Messi was not on the scoresheet but hit the woodwork at least three times during the game.
Fresh reports have emerged indicating that Leo was giving one more reason to be angry as Barcelona director openly admitted they was contact with Antoine Greizmann.
Before the Deportivo game, the Catalan press had revealed a meeting between Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Griezmann’s family.
And the club’s director of sporting relations, Guillermo Amor failed to deny such claims.
“If Bartomeu met with Griezmann’s family as the newspapers say, then there may well have been an approach,” he told Movistar
“Though, I don’t know anything for sure.”
He added: “There is a good relationship, there can also be comfortable conversations.
“Rumours are inevitable in the football world.
“In Griezmann’s case there are many people we talk to; it’s our obligation to have contact with players.”
Don Balon says Messi is not keen on the arrival of Antoine Griezmann to the Camp Nou.
Griezmann’s arrival means an end to his partnership with Luis Suarez in attack. The Uruguayan had problems finding the net early in the season, and Messi asked for more patience from the team.
Suarez is back to his scoring ways as Valverde’s decision not to bench him has paid off. The Spanish media reports that Messi is unhappy the deal for the Frenchman is going forward.