FC Barcelona vice president Rafa Yuste has confirmed that the club has contacted Lionel Messi over the possibility of a return to the Catalan giants this summer.
Lionel Messi left Barca in tears in 2021 after his contract demands were not met due to the financial problems at the club.
The World Cup winner then joined Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent where he signed a two-year contract which expires in June.
Barça vice president Rafa Yuste: “We’ve been in contact with Leo Messi’s camp. Leo knows how much we appreciate him and I’d love for him to come back” 🔵🔴 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 31, 2023
“For sure Messi loves Barça and the city, so we hope to find the right conditions to continue his history here”. pic.twitter.com/bUOqNUlQLs
Due to Messi’s age, his wage demands will be significantly less than what Barcelona was paying him prior to leaving the club, but could the Argentinian still perform at the highest level in La Liga?
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner now has a big decision to make, the dream return to his boyhood club or a mega-money move to Saudi Arabia following Cristiano Ronaldo?
Xavi on Leo Messi’s return to Barça: “It’s not the time to talk about Messi’s return. I talk a lot with him. It's a topic that we are dealing with” 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 31, 2023
“Hopefully we can see him at Barcelona again. It's the club of his life”. pic.twitter.com/PoZESuxD1A
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