Capello: I tried to sign Barcelona's Messi for Juventus

Former Juventus coach Fabio Capello admits he tried to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Messi struck five goals in victory over Bayer Leverkusen last week.

“I do have a regret, as I faced Barcelona in a friendly with Juve and Messi was just over 16 years old. He had some problems registering the contract and I asked Frank Rijkaard to loan him to me for a year, so I could help him to grow. The response was negative, a real shame,” said Capello.

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