Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti claims Lionel Messi is not getting involved in transfer strategy of the Club.
“I’m proud to say that Messi is my friend,” he told Telefoot.
“The black list? Knowing Leo Messi, I really don’t think that it’s true. He doesn’t have the time to think about all that,” the French international added.
It has been previously reported that Lionel Messi has identified several Barcelona players he would like to be sold before the start of the next season. This “black list” would include Arda Turan, Jeremy Mathiew, Andre Gomes, Lucas Digne and Paco Alcacer.
Several Spanish also claim that Lionel Messi has a list of players he insists on signing during the upcoming transfer window. Monaco players Bernardo Silva and Kylian Mbappe, Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin, Brazilian youngster Vinicius Junior and Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund have reportedly found their places in the Argentinian’s wish list.