Lionel Messi ‘significantly considering Barcelona return’
Lionel Messi is reportedly significantly considering a return to Barcelona on the finish of the marketing campaign.
The Argentina worldwide solely has a contract with Paris Saint-Germain till June, and there’s presently a bunch of hypothesis surrounding his future within the French capital.
Messi is believed to be considering all choices on the desk, which embrace signing a brand new deal in Paris, shifting to Saudi Arabia or the MLS, or making an emotional return to Barcelona this summer time.
PSG head coach Christophe Galtier has revealed that the membership are “speaking so much” with the 35-year-old over a possible new deal, with the Ligue 1 champions determined to maintain maintain of him.
“It is too early to know his future,” Galtier advised reporters. “He, the board and the president are speaking so much. I’ve already stated that his keep could be constructive information for everybody. I do know there was a variety of criticism after Bayern Munich, however he has been decisive in lots of moments of the season.”
The world of soccer was shocked when Messi left Barcelona on a free switch in the summertime of 2021, with the Catalan membership’s monetary points resulting in them shedding the ahead.
The World Cup winner has made 65 appearances in all competitions for PSG, scoring 29 targets and registering 32 assists within the course of.
Messi has 18 targets and 17 assists in 31 outings at membership degree this time period, however the French giants had been once more left pissed off within the Champions League, being eradicated by Bayern Munich within the spherical of 16.
Because it stands, no resolution has been made on his future, however in response to FootMercato, the Argentine is significantly considering returning to Barcelona on a free switch.
The report claims that Barcelona are desperately trying ‘to discover a resolution’ with regards to Messi, with the Catalan outfit nonetheless having monetary issues.
Gerard Pique, who performed alongside Messi at Camp Nou, not too long ago talked up a possible return to the membership for his former teammate.
In the meantime, Barcelona head coach Xavi has insisted that the ‘doorways are open’ for the ahead to go again to the membership this summer time.
Messi scored 672 targets and registered 302 assists in 777 appearances for the Catalan outfit in all competitions between 2004 and 2021, successful 10 La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey crowns and 4 Champions League trophies throughout a highly-successful spell.
Barcelona have suffered extra disappointment in Europe this season, exiting each the Champions League and Europa League, however they’re 9 factors clear on the high of the La Liga desk, whereas they’re main Real Madrid 1-0 forward of the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final.