New Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman, has uncovered the discussion he had with Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, about Lionel Messi.
City is one of the clubs Messi has been connected with this mid year, as vulnerability encompasses his future in Spain.
Yet, Koeman, addressing Nos, says he plans to persuade the player to stay at the Camp Nou.
As indicated by the Dutchman, he has addressed Guardiola who trained Messi at Barca for a long time and given him tips on the best way to make the six-time Ballon D’Or winner happy.
“Messi is a pure winner. All his managers have said that. I’m close with Pep Guardiola and we’re still in touch. Pep told me that Messi wants to win. He wants to win everything. If he doesn’t win, he can get very annoyed.
“I have to make sure he’s able to function well in this team. I have to make sure he feels important. He’s the captain of this club. He has to finish his career here. Messi is Barcelona and Barcelona is Messi,” Koeman said.