Ezequiel Lavezzi
Ezequiel Lavezzi has fallen out of favour at PSGGetty Images

Paris Saint-Germain star Ezequiel Lavezzi has issued a come-and-get-me plea to his friends Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano in order to make a move to Barcelona. The Argentina international believes he would be the perfect fit to fill the gap left by the summer departure of Pedro to Chelsea and could join for free at the end of the transfer window or in a cut-price deal in January.

The 30-year-old has seen his playing time at the Ligue 1 side limited due to the arrival of Angel Di Maria and with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, he is likely to have a new experience in La Liga either in January 2016 for a cut-price fee or as a free agent in the summer.

Barcelona are in desperate need of a versatile forward to back up the attacking trio of Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez as Pedro's departure left Luis Enrique short of options to cover the role. The Barcelona manager could not replace the 28-year-old in the summer due to their Fifa ban and were expected to make a move in January 2016 after the injuries of Messi and Rafinha aggravated the situation even further.

Enrique has reportedly earmarked Celta Vigo sensation Nolito as his top priority after having coached him both at the Galician side and in Barcelona's second team. However, recent reports in Spain claim the club are looking for other alternatives as they cannot afford his £13m release clause due to debt issues, despite the £21.5m they received from Chelsea for Pedro.

Earlier in October, Mundo Deportivo claimed Barcelona are considering the likes of Ajax winger Anwar El Ghazi and Robin van Persie, as the former Manchester United and Arsenal striker especially would be available on the cheap. But now the Spanish publication suggests Lavezzi could also be an alternative for the Catalan club. Meanwhile, his agent Alejandro Mazzoni reportedly approached Barcelona, Valencia and Sevilla to offer the services of his client.