Lionel Messi was the one to decide that FC Barcelona had resigned from Mesut Özil's transfer.
The Germany international during the summer window was repeatedly mentioned in the context of moving to Camp Nou. Even in the last days, when Philippe Coutinho's import became less and less real.
Finally, the offensive midfielder stayed at Arsenal, and no offer was sent to London. The Catalans focused on Angel Di Maria, a close friend of Leo Messi, whose candidacy he had recommended to the executives. However, they failed to reach an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain.
"Don Balon" report that the prospect for Özil's transaction was buried by the Argentinean. The 30-year-old allegedly protested when he heard of plans to sign the former Real Madrid player.
Messi reportedly told the activists that the 28-year-old is not a good enough player to be a good purchase.