A year after putting an end to his 20-year chapter at Barcelona, it is fair to say Lionel Messi has not had the best of times.
The Argentine captain is coming on the back of arguably the worst season of his professional career, in which he scored only six goals in Ligue 1. Although PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has backed him to succeed in the coming season, there is a feeling Messi’s powers are waning.
According to an ARA report, the distance between Lionel Messi and Barcelona appears to be growing. After Laporta expressed his desire to say goodbye to Argentina, no player around the event had ever been contacted.
Lionel Messi’s relationship with Barcelona’s dressing room is also strained due to a lack of communication. However, he maintains a good relationship with managers Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.
Busquets hopes to reunite with Lionel Messi by joining Inter Miami next summer when his contract at Barça expires.
Lionel Messi himself, on the other hand, is determined to return to Barcelona, but not as a player. He or she will be open to careers related to sports management or even technical director.
The Argentine player seems to prefer a higher position than the coaching role.
A report from ARA also suggests that Barcelona does not owe money to its former captain, as letters were prepared before moving to PSG last summer.