Lionel Messi is Set to Return to Barcelona : FC Barcelona vice-president Rafa Yuste has confirmed that the club are in contact with Lionel Messi’s camp over a possible summer return to Camp Nou after the Argentine left the Spanish giants in 2021 on free transfer.
Yuste has now confessed that Barcelona are in contact with Messi and did not shy away from his desire to lure the 35-year-old back to Catalonia.
“Leo and his family know the affection I have for them,” he told Sport. “I participated in the negotiations that unfortunately did not lead to success.
“I’m gutted that Leo could not continue at out club. If you talk about La Masia, you talk about Messi. Of course, I would love to see him come back, for what it could represent at a sporting, social and economic level. and I think the fans too because beautiful stories in life have to have a happy ending.
And we are in love with Messi and I think Messi is in love with Barça and the city of Barcelona. We are in contact with them, yes.”
Manager Xavi also said :
“This is not the time to talk about Leo’s return,” Xavi said. “I am a friend and I speak often with him, but this is not the time. Neither for the good of Leo, nor the club.
It is a subject that we are dealing with. I have a lot of friendship, but we are a world away from it being able to be done.”
Xavi continued: “I watched Messi grow. He’s exemplary. It’s normal for there to be an illusion. One last ‘Last Dance’, like Michael Jordan. It’s normal for people to get excited.
“Hopefully I can see Leo again at Barça in some capacity. I would be the first to celebrate his return. It’s the club of his life, he is the best player in history, but this is not the time to talk.
We are one month away from being able to win two titles. We don’t have to talk about possible signings or Messi, we have to focus on Elche, Real Madrid, and everything else that is coming.”
“Of course, there is no plan of attack because I do not want PSG to see it precisely as that. If this happens, it will happen because destiny makes you return to where you have to return.
If we can fulfil all the conditions and return Leo to Barcelona, it would be the perfect ending to a very happy story.”
Send us your stories and breaking news to [email protected]