Lionel Messi’s future has continued to dominate the headlines in the footballing world, as the Argentine forward looks to make an important decision in what could be the final stretch of his career.
Messi’s current contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of the season. While various reports claim that the Argentine wants to extend his career at PSG and could subsequently sign a contract, Barcelona are still knocking on his door.
The Catalans appear determined to bring back their prodigal son, with Xavi seeing Messi as the final piece of the puzzle.
A recent report from Fabrizio Romano (h/t Reshad Rahman) offered an update on Messi’s future, suggesting the Argentine is still open to a return to Camp Nou. It is one of the main reasons why he has not yet signed a contract extension with PSG.
Barcelona still ‘dream’ of his return. Despite reports of his grudge against Joan Laporta and the Barça board, the veteran striker seems keen to understand Barcelona’s project before deciding on his future.
PSG suffered a major blow to their Messi renewal hopes when they were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Bayern Munich earlier this month.
The result raised questions about whether PSG are capable enough to help Messi regain the Champions League title. It also raised Barca’s hopes of bringing the Argentine back to Camp Nou.
However, as the club continue to look for economic solutions to face and avoid Financial Fair Play regulations, it will be interesting to see if they manage to sign the little magician this summer.