Barcelona star Lionel Messi is backing their move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The former Real Madrid forward is being linked with Barca this week.

"I would love Higuain to come to Barca," Messi said. "He'd bring a lot to us. But my head is with the World Cup today."

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