Lionel Messi’s potential return to Barcelona has been discussed by his father and agent, Jorge Messi, who expressed his son’s desire to reunite with the Catalan club this summer.
Having left Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent after two successful seasons with the French champions, the Argentine captain is currently considering offers from various clubs. Follow your favourite La Liga club with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.
Although Jorge Messi was seen entering Barcelona president Joan Laporta’s residence on Monday morning, he denied any meeting taking place. However, he did mention to reporters, “Of course, he [Messi] would love to return to Barcelona. I would like it too. We will see.”
In order to kickstart their transfer activities, Barcelona is expecting LaLiga’s approval this week for their financial plans. This includes the highly anticipated re-signing of Messi, which could soon become a reality.
When asked about discussions with Laporta regarding the financing of Messi’s return, Jorge Messi replied, “We spoke the other day, but there’s nothing concrete.”
Barcelona’s head coach, Xavi Hernandez, shared his insights, stating that Messi will make a decision about his future club within the week, while also affirming that “the doors are open” for his return.
Having played his final match for PSG on Saturday, the 35-year-old forward has showcased his incredible talent, contributing 21 goals and 20 assists in all competitions for the French club this season.
Back in April, ESPN reported that Messi was considering a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal, although Jorge Messi later denied reports claiming that his son had agreed to a deal.
Interest in Messi’s signature is not limited to international clubs, as Major League Soccer side Inter Miami CF has also expressed their interest in acquiring the legendary player.
After spending an incredible 21 years at Barcelona and helping the club secure 35 trophies, Messi made the difficult decision to leave in August 2021 due to the club’s financial crisis. Now, the possibility of a triumphant return is on the horizon, generating immense excitement among fans and football enthusiasts alike. Get all the latest updates from the La Liga only on Nextbet Sports.