Manchester United’s aim of bringing Jordi Alba from the Camp Nou to Old Trafford this summer could be hindered by Lionel Messi, according to reports.
The Spaniard has proved to be an integral part of the Barcelona team since joining from Valencia in 2012, winning a number of major trophies in his time in Catalonia.
According to Spanish newspaper Diario Gol, Messi would look to stop Alba leaving the club, having shown his disappointment at the Catalan club selling right-back Dani Alves last summer.
Alba, however, has been open about his problematic situation at Barcelona. While on international duty with Spain this past week, he spoke about how the club failed to show a “complete confidence” in him.
The transfer window reopens on July 1.
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