This past weekend, Barcelona president Joan Laporta dropped a huge hint that the club are considering re-signing Lionel Messi next year.
Barça supremo has admitted he is “indebted” to Messi and insisted the Argentine superstar’s Camp Nou chapter is not quite over.
Soon after, reports began to emerge that Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez wanted his former team-mate to return to Camp Nou next year.
Messi signed a two-year contract with PSG when he left the Blaugrana last summer and will become a free agent in 2023, although he has the option to extend his stay in Paris by another twelve months.
Nevertheless, the seven-time winner of the Ballon d’Or could be on the lookout for a return to Barcelona. According to a fresh update from journalist Veronica Brunati, the Catalan club have taken the first step in their quest to get Messi back by admitting that letting him go was a mistake.
Indeed, Laporte’s statements read like an admission that the Blaugrana made an error in judgment when they let their former captain leave as a free agent last summer.
And the Blaugrana are now ready to do everything in their power to re-sign Messi in 2023 as they want him to spend the last few of his career playing at Camp Nou.
Veronica Brunati’s report adds that the club has yet to make contact or begin negotiations with the football legend’s representatives about a possible return.
Messi’s relationship with Laporta reportedly deteriorated after his departure. But top-flight Barca seems willing to put things right and bring the club legend back home for another stint before he calls up incredible time.