THE first time I saw Andres play will always stay in my memory. Someone from the club said: 'Xavi, in the youth team there is a player who will be incredible. They say he is outstanding. Andres is very similar to you.' Then, when I saw him play, I said to myself: this player is different. He doesn't play like me, he dribbles and gets past people, and can play in numerous positions. Since he was a kid he had the air of an artist for the way in which he...
Barcelona's Lionel Messi welcomes the idea of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, who he called "one of the best players at the moment," joining him at the Camp Nou.
Griezmann, 27, has been widely linked with a €100 million switch to Barca this summer, and Messi told RAC 1 radio after a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou on Sunday that it was normal for a player of Griezmann's class to join Barca, but he could not say for sure whether the move would happen.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has retained the European Golden Shoe as the top scorer across all leagues in Europe.
A little over a month ago, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah was the firm favourite to outscore all of his rivals but the Liverpool man scored just four Premier League goals after the end of March, and Messi has answered that with eight in La Liga.
With 34 goals in his domestic league, Messi finished ahead of Salah by two. Tottenham's Harry Kane is third and finished on 30 goals.