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Barcelona Manager Xavi Publicly Approves Lionel Messi's Return to Barcelona
- Xavi Hernandez has said that he is open to the return of Legendary Barcelona forward Lionel Messi to Camp Nou
- Messi joined Barcelona's La Masia as a 13-year-old kid after his family agreed to let him sign for the Camp Nou club
- The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner left the Catalan giants for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer last year
Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has publicly declared that he would like to see the return of Lionel Messi to the club next season.
Messi, 35, exited the Nou Camp to join the French giants on a free transfer in 2021, calling an emotional end to his 21-year Barcelona career.
Now Xavi has joined club president Joan Laporta to publicly talk about the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner's potential comeback.
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“I would like it if Messi’s time at Barca had not ended. I think that he deserves a second opportunity. Let’s hope so.”
“If the question is, would I like him to return? The answer is yes,” he told Sport.
The Catalans reportedly consider making a move for him next summer when his contract at Paris Saint-Germain is set to expire.
However, it has also been reported that the Parisians will look to extend Messi's current deal.
Barcelona President Joan Laporta Determined to Bring Lionel Messi Back to Camp Nou
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has vowed to do all he can to re-sign Lionel Messi next summer when the PSG star's contract expires.
Laporta, who admitted he feels 'indebted' to the Argentine superstar, is set to do everything in his power to lure him back to the Catalan club next year.
Messi joined the Barcelona's La Masia as a 13-year-old kid after his family agreed to let him join the Camp Nou club
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Joan Laporta Urges Frenkie De Jong To Accept Salary Cut
Frenkie de Jong can’t get away from Barcelona’s efforts to get him to leave.
The Dutch international has recently had to deal with a change of playing position, a potential transfer to Manchester United and attempts to get him to accept a pay cut.
While de Jong has been defiant, he’s now had to contend with the Barcelona president also getting involved.
As reported by 90 Mins, Joan Laporta explained that they wanted to keep the midfielder at the club, but that he had to take a wage cut.