Barcelona new signee Kevin-Prince Boateng has hailed Messi as the “best player in this world and every world" during his official presentation.
The German-born former Ghanaian international made a shock move to the Camp Nou from Sassoulo in a loan deal till the end of the Season, which could be made permanent for €8million if he is impressive.
The ex-AC Milan man had previously shared his love for Real Madrid while also praising Cristiano Ronaldo as the best footballer in the world.
Boateng has however made a U-turn on those comments following his unveiling to club fans and the press at Camp Nou on Tuesday.
Boateng is aware of the quality in the Barcelona side, but will play his part anywhere the coach decides to play him.