Messi want three out of Barcelona

Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has reportedly asked the club to let go of Philippe Coutinho, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti.

Despite retaining the La Liga title, the Catalans endured another frustrating campaign in the Champions League after throwing away a 3-0 first-leg advantage against Liverpool in the semi-final stage.

According to the Daily Star, the Argentine superstar has asked the club to get rid of the three and create space for some fresh blood.

Coutinho, who joined Liverpool for £142m last January, has endured a difficult first season in Spain failing to nail down a regular starting spot in Ernesto Valverde’s team.

Rakitic, on the other hand, has seen his performances deep in the last few months as is the same story with French defender Samuel Umtiti who has lost his starting berth to Clement Lenglet.

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