Lionel Messi’s future has been a subject of intense speculation ever since he announced his departure from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season.
The Argentine football star’s next destination has been a matter of great interest, with several clubs vying for his signature.
However, recent developments have suggested that a sensational return to his beloved former club, Barcelona, could be on the cards.
Jorge Messi, Lionel’s father and agent, was recently spotted entering a building alongside Barcelona president Joan Laporta, fueling speculation that discussions about Messi’s return were taking place.
The video, shared by Toni Juanmarti, sent shockwaves through the footballing world, as fans and pundits eagerly awaited an official confirmation of Messi’s potential homecoming.
💣💣EXCLUSIVA💣💣— Toni Juanmartí (@tjuanmarti) June 5, 2023
Ahora mismo, reunión en casa de JOAN LAPORTA entre el presidente del Barça y JORGE MESSI para tratar el posible regreso del jugador argentino. pic.twitter.com/dYVu16QTz8
The news comes after Messi bid farewell to PSG, where he spent two seasons after leaving Barcelona in 2021.
His final game for the French side, a 3-2 defeat to Clermont, turned sour as the legendary forward faced jeers and boos from his own fans.
This unexpected turn of events only added to the uncertainty surrounding Messi’s future and intensified rumors about his return to Barcelona.
A reunion between Messi and Barcelona would hold tremendous significance for both parties. Messi, who spent an astounding 17 years at the Catalan club, would have the opportunity to finish his illustrious career at the place he called home for so long.
The prospect of a fairytale ending at the iconic Camp Nou, where he achieved numerous successes and became the club’s all-time leading scorer, is undoubtedly a tantalizing one for the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.