BREAKING: Lionel Messi will not return to Barcelona if the club fails to sell Spanish star player next summer.
Even after his unexpected departure from Camp Nou last year, Lionel Messi has remained a hot issue at FC Barcelona. Many people now anticipate that after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires, he will return to Catalonia.
The season will come to an end when Messi’s current contract with PSG expires. Without a doubt, Xavi Hernandez is eager for him to return to Camp Nou.
Journalist Marc Marba has provided important updates on the circumstances surrounding Messi’s likely comeback to Barça.
According to Marba (via La Porteria), the La Porteria writer claims Messi does not intend to renew his PSG contract and that this will be his final campaign at Parc des Princes.
Messi had a challenging start to his career in Ligue 1 until joining PSG in 2021. However, the Argentine has rediscovered his feet in the current season, contributing to 14 goals in 11 matches of competition.
Messi does not want to stay at PSG through 2023, according to Marba, despite his resurgence. However, the writer claims that if Gerard Pique is still on the club, the Argentine will not come back to Camp Nou.
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During the latter part of Pique’s tenure at Barcelona, Messi and Pique’s friendship had drastically deteriorated. Various sources claim that at one point the two were not even friendly.
Pique’s departure may therefore be crucial if Barcelona hopes to win back their prodigal son the following summer. There have been rumors that the defender could join Atletico Madrid in January, but Barça may wait until after the season is over to make a decision about his future.
After Messi left the team last year, the club has been working hard to mend their relationship with him. If the aforementioned claim is accurate, Pique’s presence would complicate Joan Laporta’s plans to make a comeback.
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