Despite the difficulties surrounding a potential return, many Barcelona fans still hold onto the dream of seeing Lionel Messi back in the team
The Argentine forward’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain is set to expire in the summer, but there are numerous obstacles that make a return to Barcelona challenging. However, it seems that the strained relationship between Messi and the club is no longer a barrier to his return.
After Messi’s departure, there was a significant rift between Messi and his father, Jorge Messi, and President Joan Laporta. The Messi family felt that they had been betrayed by Laporta.
However, a recent meeting between Jorge Messi and Laporta, which was not related to a transfer, suggests that relations are beginning to improve, according to Joan Fontes.
Lionel Messi want the same salary as Mbappe
Paris Saint-Germain’s contract negotiations with Lionel Messi are stalling as the club faces uncertainty after their Champions League exit.
Messi is reportedly seeking a salary similar to Kylian Mbappe and has rejected PSG’s initial offer. Additionally, with the departure of Paredes and di Maria, Messi is said to be less comfortable in the dressing room.
Messi’s family still considers Barcelona their home, as they have maintained their house in Castelldelfels and have visited the city recently to have dinner with Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.
Furthermore, last year Messi met with former Barcelona teammate Xavi Hernandez at a restaurant. The two discussed Xavi’s vision for Messi’s role on the team if he were to return.
According to Fontes’ report, several factors may hinder Messi’s return to Barcelona. This includes the salary limit, time at Estadi Lluis Companys, and the potential departure of Busquets and Alba.
However, the report suggests that there is still hope in the Barcelona camp that Messi may return. And that he is willing to do so. The report also acknowledges that logistical issues could pose a challenge to a potential return.