Xavi is keen to bring Messi back to Barcelona in the summer of 2023 after his contract with PSG expires. But is Lionel Messi’s return to Barcelona easier? Barcelona president Juan Laporta said in an interview with ESPN on Sunday (July 24) that Messi’s chapter at the Catalan club is not yet over.
A day later, Barcelona coach Javi Laporta requested that Messi be brought back to the club next year.
Lionel Messi had to leave Barcelona last year due to La Liga’s financial structural constraints. The Argentinian forward’s tearful departure from the club,
breaking ties of 21 years, left everyone from the Catalan club’s supporters emotional. No one could accept the departure of the greatest player in the history of the Catalan club.
Lionel Messi joined PSG on a two-year deal on a free transfer after leaving Barcelona. Messi’s contract with the French club expires next year.
According to a report by Catalan media outlet Sport, the club’s coach Xavi Hernandez is keen to bring the Argentine forward back to Barcelona after his contract with PSG expires. Xavi even told Barcelona president Juan Laporta.
Last month Messi passed 35 to 36. The Argentine forward will move to 37 before his current contract with French club PSG expires. But Xavi believes that even at that age, Messi still has a lot to offer Barcelona.
After the departure of Messi, Barcelona had to go through a bad time on and off the field. Couldn’t benefit from any domestic and continental competition last season. Along with that, the Spanish giants had to crushed economically.
However, the hope is that the Spanish giant Barcelona, after overcoming the disappointment, has started the work of organizing a new team this season.
Players like Lewandowski, Rafinha, Christensen, Frank Casey joined the team. Besides, there are also rumors that the Catalan club can pull Jules Kunde, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso into the team.
According to Xavi, Messi’s return can play a role in bringing Barcelona back to their former position economically on and off the field.
In addition, it will create an opportunity to properly send Messi away from Barcelona, according to a one-time teammate of the Argentine forward.
But no matter how much Xavi dreams of bringing Messi back to Barcelona, PSG are reluctant to let him go.
It also rumored that the French club will offer Messi a contract renewal before the current contract expires. However, Messi will decide on this after the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.🔱