Illustration photo – Lionel Messi of PSG in a French soccer league match, June 3, 2023, Paris.
Barcelona – According to his father and at the same time agent Jorge, Lionel Messi wants to, after the end of his two-year engagement in Paris St. Germain to return to Barcelona. He said this to journalists today after meeting the president of the Catalan club, Joan Laporta. However, the 35-year-old footballer also has other offers, especially Saudi Arabia.
“Leo wants to return to Barca and I would also like him to return,” Jorge Messi told Spanish journalists. He did not answer most of their questions, but when asked if he believed in a return, he said clearly: yes. “It depends on a lot of things. We'll see what happens,” he added.
The captain of the Argentine world champions said goodbye to Barcelona two years ago, because the indebted club would not meet the financial rules of the Spanish league by signing a new contract. Messi spent 21 years at the club, is their all-time top scorer and helped Barcelona win 35 trophies.
Financially, the Spanish club is now better off and Laporta and coach Xavi are very keen to have their legend at the Camp She returned it. “It's not easy, but we'll see,” said the club boss sternly. “It would be spectacular. Not only for me as a coach, but also as a fan. He's still a great player. But it's his decision and I'll understand it no matter how it turns out,” added Xavi.