Juventus have sensational entry into the race to catch angered Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, according to reports.
The Turin giants will try to build a super-team centered on Messi and his historic challenger in the race to be named the best player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo.
L’Equipe claim that a “low-key approach” has been made to Messi’s father Jorge to probe the possibility of luring the 33-year-old to Turin.
Juventus have sensational entry into the race to catch Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi
Andrea Pirlo to try to team up with Messi with Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin for next season
Messi remains locked in an unsavory showdown with the club he has represented throughout his career. He asked his representatives to organize a meeting with the Barcelona board of directors in order to “prevent a war” from breaking out over his uncertain future.
The meeting would be the first time the two sides have come together since Messi shocked the footballing world by informing Barcelona this week that he wants to leave with a free transfer.
The club, however, have shown no sign of moving from their unwavering refusal to entertain the prospect of seeing their superstar walk away.
The two superstars boast of 11 Ballon d’Or awards between them and regularly compete for trophies
Messi caused a sensation in Barcelona this week that he wanted to leave the club this summer
Juventus’ plan to end their Champions League misery centers on the two superstars
Sports messaging understands that Messi is firmly focused on a new challenge and wants his representatives to lead the way for his departure.
It is this uncertainty that has placed several of Europe’s top clubs on red alert, with Juventus now seen as one of them.
The club are said to have high hopes of slashing their payroll this summer, but Messi’s arrival would underline his intention to become the continent’s best dog again.
Andrea Piro was recently unveiled as the shock successor to Maurizio Sarri and, according to France’s report, instantly set big ambitions with Messi at the forefront.
The prospect of teaming up with the Argentina icon and Ronaldo, who has 11 Ballon d’Or gongs between them, would certainly allow Juventus to push to ultimately win the Champions League.
Pirlo was recently unveiled as the shock successor to Maurizio Sarri in the Juventus dugout
Barcelona supporters gathered around Camp Nou to protest their commission under fire
Manchester City would still be in pole position to catch up with Messi if he leaves Barcelona, with Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain also proving to be attractive proposals.
But the process which would allow Messi to move to another club for the first time in his professional career still looks set to drag on for a bit.
His club insist that an exit clause in his contract does not make him a free agent as the deadline passed in June for him to inform them of any departure wishes.
The days following the admission of Messi’s bombshell were marred by supporters who stormed the Nou camp and called out loud for the committee’s resignation under fire.