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Cesc Fabregas Believes Lionel Messi Will Forever Be Considered a Part of Barcelona
- Lionel Messi left Barcelona in 2021 for Paris Saint-Germain, but his contract in France expires soon
- Cesc Fabregas has opened up on Messi's contract situation and how Barcelona fans view the superstar
- Barcelona are desperate to bring the veteran back to the club but face challenges if they are to get it done
Lionel Messi will forever be considered a player of Barcelona.
Those were the sentiments of former teammate, Cesc Fabregas, as he weighed in on Messi's current contract situation.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward has yet to ink a new deal with the French side but has been linked with a move to Inter Miami, Sports Mole reported.
He has also been rumoured to be considering a move back to Barcelona.
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Messi 'always a Barcelona star'
Fabregas believes that no matter where Messi ends up, he will always be a Barcelona player, PSG Talk reported.
“A person who has spent 25 years at Barcelona, who has been the most important legend in the club’s history as a player, this does not change from one day to the next."
Fabregas ceded that Messi won his The Best award and the World Cup as a PSG star.
“But it is true that in the eyes of all Barcelona fans, Leo will always be Leo for us and we will see him as ours," he said.
Barcelona want Messi back
Barcelona are desperate to bring back the Argentinian to the club but face numerous challenges to get it done.
Messi and club president, Joan Laporta don't have the best relationship, making it difficult to negotiate a way forward. The Argentine veteran is also reportedly still disappointed with Barca for not trying hard enough to keep him at the club in 2021.
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Barcelona's financial situation could also be a huge stumbling block, with the Spanish side having to sell stars to bring Messi back to Camp Nou.
When Fabregas met Messi
Fabregas and Messi met while attending training at Barcelona when they were just 13 years old, Sports Brief previously reported.
Discussing the star's meteoric rise, the ex-Arsenal man described what the Argentinian veteran was like at that age.
According to Fabregas, Messi was a shy youngster who didn’t talk much but was proved himself immense on the field.