As Lionel Messi‘s contract expires in June, his future at PSG remains uncertain. At Barcelona, Robert Lewandowski is pushing for his return.
During a press conference alongside the presentation of the 18th book of Solidarity Stories of Sport, FC Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski didn’t hesitate to express his admiration for the seven-time Golden Ball winner, confessing his dream of playing with Lionel Messi under the Barça jersey next year.
“We know his place is here, in Barcelona. I don’t know what will happen, it’s not up to me to ask, but I hope that next season we can play together. We need this kind of player, that’s for sure,” he told journalists. While the seven-time Golden Ball winner is no longer in favor with PSG, especially with the capital’s supporters criticizing his investment in the Parisian team and his overall performance since joining the club, the Blaugrana supporters have not forgotten the Argentine international.
For a few games now, Barcelona fans have been chanting “Messi” when the 10th minute of play comes up at Camp Nou. A return that would benefit both the supporters and the players, emphasizes the Polish striker. “Messi has his place in Barça and if he returns, not only for the fans, but also for the players, it would be something incredible.“
PSG Mercato: An inevitable departure for Lionel Messi?
Despite the pronounced interest of the Barcelona management, Lionel Messi‘s arrival at Barcelona seems to be very complicated due to the economic difficulties the club is currently facing. Entangled in corruption stories with the Negreira affair, the Blaugranas will have to make enormous economic sacrifices to bring back their former star. In addition, tactical sacrifices will be made in case of the signing of the Argentine given his defensive contribution as a world champion.
However, his departure from PSG seems almost inevitable. While clubs in the Middle East and beyond the Atlantic would be interested in recovering Lionel Messi, his desire to join Spain and his lifelong club could tilt the balance in favor of Barcelona.