Messi unhappy with Barcelona's offer for Philippe Coutinho - FCNaija

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 15/11/2017

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is unhappy with the club’s offer for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, according to report.

Coutinho has been Barcelona main target since last season, in a bid to replace departed Neymar who left for Paris Saint-Germain in a world record fee of €222 during the summer.

It is reported that Barcelona will push further to reopen negotiations later this month to sign him as the Camp Nou outfit plan to send a delegation to Merseyside for talks at Anfield.

Meanwhile, Don Balon says Coutinho - via agent Kia Joorabchian - has been assured of the terms he will be handed should a move go through.

Barcelona is offering Coutinho a deal worth €25m-a-year, which would make him the second-highest paid player at the club behind only Lionel Messi.

Messi isn't happy with the club’s plans, believing local players deserve such status ahead of 'outsiders'. Coutinho would arrive on a bigger salary than club stalwarts Andres Iniesta Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique who have served for a long period at the club.