After his vice-president Rafa Yuste, the coach of Barça, Xavi Hernandez, talked about the return of Lionel Messi, whose contract with PSG ends in June.
Having arrived for free in August 2021, will Lionel Messi spend a third season in Ligue 1 under the colors of Paris Saint-Germain? The Spanish press answers in the negative. The 2022 World Champion would be closer and closer to a return to FC Barcelona. While an extension with Paris SG seemed assured, the elimination in the round of 16 of the Champions League against Bayern Munich would have raised doubts in the mind of the 35-year-old striker, who would then have made the decision to return to Barça, according to information obtained by journalist Veronica Brunati.
According to the same source, negotiations have accelerated in recent days between the Barcelona management and the Messi camp. Financially, the return of La Pulga would be possible, and the Catalan club would now be working to convince the Spanish Liga. For his part, Xavi would be working to convince his former teammate to return to Camp Nou. This information was confirmed on Friday by the coach of Barça.
Asked at a press conference following his vice-president Rafa Yuste, the coach of FC Barcelona once again opened the door wide for the return of Lionel Messi. Xavi Hernandez notably confirmed constant exchanges with the Paris Saint-Germain striker, even if he tried to calm things down around this file.
“It’s not the time to talk about Messi‘s return. I talk to him often, I am friends with him. But for Leo’s good, for the good of the club and for the good of the team, it’s not the right time. It’s a subject we discuss, but it’s far from being done. He is at home here. It’s the club of his life, he is the best player in the history of football, but I don’t think it’s the right time to talk about it. We are a month away from trying to win two titles,” said the Catalan coach.
PSG has been warned.