Lionel Messi reportedly wants assurances from Barcelona that they will sign five new players this summer before putting pen to paper on a contract renewal.
According to Diario Gol (h/t Bruce Archer of the Express), Messi has grown frustrated with Barcelona this season, having exited the UEFA Champions League at the hands of Juventus in the quarter-final, while Real Madrid look set to win La Liga.
To restore Barca’s domestic and European dominance, the Argentinian wants the club to bring in “a centre-back, right-back, a midfielder to replace [Andres] Iniesta, a forward and another forward for the bench,” per Archer.
Messi has enjoyed yet another stellar season at the Camp Nou, notching 51 goals and 18 assists in 50 matches.
He hit one of his most impressive milestones yet with the club in April, per Sky Sports Statto: