The north Londoners could be pipped to the signing of the highly-rated Argentine
Barcelona are ready to swoop for Arsenal target Cristian Pavon after Lionel Messi urged the club to sign him.
The winger has been getting rave reviews for Boca Juniors and it earned him a spot in Argentina’s World Cup squad.
The 22-year-old showed flashes of brilliance in Russia which demonstrated why Arsenal have been tracking him.
But now the Gunners risk being blown out of the water as, according to AS, Messi has told Barcelona to sign Pavon.
Messi has played alongside the winger for Argentina and he has been impressed by his talent.
The 31-year-old now wants Barca to fork over the cash for the youngster so he can join him at the Nou Camp.
The Spanish champions are in the market for a new forward and failed with an approach for Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.
Pavon could now become their new number one target, especially if Messi is pushing his case.
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