Lionel Messis potential summer comeback to Barcelona has taken a significant step forward, with his father Jorge Messi reaching out to Barcelona’s President Joan Laporta to facilitate his return to Camp Nou.
The rumors of Messi’s return to Barcelona have been circulating ever since he left the club in 2021 to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi’s contract with PSG ends at the end of June, and despite the fact that he still has a 12-month extension option, it is rumored that he is dissatisfied with life in Paris.
Although the PSG club is said to be inclined to letting Messi go, Barcelona’s severe financial circumstances have made negotiations for a deal more difficult.
However, according to sources, the preliminary talks between Laporta, Messi’s father and agent have taken place.
The meeting is seen as a crucial step towards the possibility of a deal being reached between the two parties.
Though the 35-year-old received no formal offer, Barcelona is expected to make a proposal in the coming weeks.
Rafa Yuste, FC Barcelona’s vice president, has also reportedly contacted Lionel Messi regarding a potential summer return to the club.
It appears that Barcelona is keen on bringing the Argentine back to the Camp Nou.
The seven-time Ballon dOr winners deal at the Parc des Princes came with the option of an additional year that Messi has thus far been reluctant to take up. PSG is rumored to be willing to offer Messi more money and more years than just the plus one.
Messi’s return to Barcelona would be an exciting development for fans who have been eagerly awaiting his comeback.
He spent 21 years at Barcelona, making 778 appearances, and winning numerous titles, including four Champions League titles.
However, it remains to be seen whether Messi’s return to Barcelona will come to fruition.
Despite the progress made in preliminary talks, the club’s financial constraints and PSG’s eagerness to keep the Argentine may pose obstacles in the negotiations.
Nevertheless, the possibility of Messi’s return to Barcelona is an exciting prospect for fans of the club.