London: Barcelona ace Lionel Messi would reportedly welcome Liverpool striker Luis Suarez into the La Liga club squad after the Argentina star threw his considerable support behind a move for the banned Uruguay forward.
Barca is reportedly pressing ahead with their bid to land Suarez despite the four-month ban from all football-related activities put on him by FIFA for biting Italy`s Giorgio Chiellini during their World Cup group stage clash.
According to the Mirror, Messi is fully supportive of the move despite hoping that his international teammate, Manchester City`s Sergio Aguero, would be the big name signing joining him at the Nou Camp.
Speculations are that Barca`s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has spoken with Messi about a move for Suarez before he left for Brazil and sources close to the Catalan giants have confirmed that he is right behind it.
Barca will offer Suarez a five-year deal that would contain behavioural clauses, with future indiscipline resulting in pay sanctions, the report added.