FC Barcelona launches its lobby for the return of Lionel Messi!

FC Barcelona launches its lobby for the return of Lionel Messi!

What happens after this announcement?

From the field to the transfer market, the rivalry between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona has entered another dimension in recent seasons. To the extraordinary “comeback” achieved by the Blaugrana in 2017, the reigning French champions responded by offering themselves, last summer, the services of Lionel Messi, a living legend of the Barcelona club and for whom no one saw a single more than the one that beat the roofs of Catalonia. However, at 35, the seven-time Ballon d’Or is coming off a relatively contrasting first season with PSG. Which relaunches the rumors about his future. One thing is certain, on the part of Barcelona, ​​the idea of ​​a return of the rosarian is on everyone’s lips.

Present in front of the media during the Catalan club’s tour of the United States, Joan Laporta, the president of the Blaugranes, put a layer on the Argentine international (162 games, 86 goals) in statements broadcast by CBS Sports. “I did what I had to do to put the institution ahead of the best player in our history. I know Messi since childhood and I love Leo. I feel in moral debt with Messi. He is the best player in our history and I will do everything possible so that he has the best end of his career wearing the Barça shirt. I would like to bring it back. It won’t be easy, but I think with the right strategy we can get there.”thus assured the head of the Culés before contacting possible first contacts.

Xavi publicly campaigns for the return of Lionel Messi!

“If I talked to him? All I can say is I’ll do my best, that’s all. We have a strategy to bring him back to Barcelona. It’s not the best time to talk about it, because he’s a PSG player and has another year on his contract and we have to respect that.”. But only a few hours after the call by president Joan Laporta, the pressure campaign on PSG continued with the presence of the Barça coach, Xavi, in a press conference: “I would like Messi’s time at Barcelona not to end. I think he deserves a second stop here. I wish”thus launched the one who rubbed shoulders with the Argentine wearing the Barcelona shirt from 2004 to 2015.

If Barça’s interest in Lionel Messi has become an open secret in recent weeks, it is, however, the first time that the ex-La Roja midfielder has expressed it directly to the media. A holy message to the man who scored 11 goals and made 15 assists in 34 games in all competitions last season and is looking to unleash his full potential under Christophe Galtier. Faced with this pressure from Spain, PSG could also take the lead by offering an extension to the Argentine star, who has a contract until June 2023 and has an optional year, which has not yet been lifted. One thing is certain, in the mind of the Catalan board, the message is clear: Lionel Messi must return to FC Barcelona!

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