- Lionel Messi does not like that Andre Gomes and Cristiano Ronaldo are close friends
- Gomes and CR7 are international teammates, both won Euro 2016 with Portugal
- The midfielder’s form has led to calls he should be sold at the end of the season
Andre Gomes' tough season at Barcelona can be put down to the fact that he is close friends with Cristiano Ronaldo which Lionel Messi is reportedly unhappy with.
Gomes signed from Valencia for around £42million last summer but has struggled on the pitch, and the latest report from Spain claims he is struggling off it too.
NAIJ.com understands that fans have called for the midfielder to be sold at the end of the season.
Reports in Spain say Messi is unhappy with Gomes and the Argentina international wants him gone when the transfer window reopens in the summer.
Spanish outlet Diario Gol says Messi and his teammates do not discuss personal issues anytime Gomes is around as he is seen as a henchman for Messi's rival.
NAIJ.com knows Ronaldo and Gomes are both team-mates at international level with Portugal and the duo led Portugal to Euro 2016 glory in 2016.
Fierce competitors Ronaldo and Messi have a mutual respect off the pitch but their rivalry endures on it.
Gomes himself has resigned to leaving at the end of the season and he endures a difficult season at Camp Nou.