Messi Wants Alaba At Barcelona
Lionel Messi has advised Barcelona to sign Bayern Munich star David Alaba to help improve their defence according to a report on Spanish tabloid Diario Gol.
The Liga leaders are likely to make a move for Antoine Griezmann in the summer, but it is understood that Messi also wants to see the Austria international join the club.
The 25-year-old Austria defender is currently playing for Bayern Munich and has made 31 appearances for the Bundesliga champions this term.
Alaba who is of Nigerian descent is under contract until 2021 after signing a new five-year deal two season’s ago and he has no release clause in his Bayern deal.
Alaba can play at left-back, centre-back and in a holding midfield role – a position he is said to prefer and if Barca can promise him that, he may well be tempted by a move to La Liga.