The Croatian was speaking alongside Mark Noble in a special press conference at West Ham’s Family Fun Day on Wednesday.
A young boy asks the Hammers boss who would be his dream signing. But before Bilic can answer, Noble interjects with a funny answer.
“He’s already got him,” declares the West Ham captain, pointing at himself.
After the laughs die down, Bilic says: “Messi.
“But there’s one player I might be able to get before him, Modric. And I would get a discount.”
His countryman is now 31, could it actually happen?