Barcelona Set to Offer Messi Captain’s Armband to Lure PSG Star Back to Camp Nou

Barcelona Set to Offer Messi Captain’s Armband to Lure PSG Star Back to Camp Nou

Chukwu Ikechukwu
May 27, 2023 at 10:37 AM
  • Barcelona are ready to hand over the captain's armband to Lionel Messi to lure him back
  • The Catalans are planning to bring their former star back to Camp Nou in the summer
  • Messi is sure to leave Paris Saint-Germain when his two-year deal with the club expires this summer

Barcelona are leaving nothing to chance in their bid to re-sign Lionel Messi this summer, with the Argentine superstar set to become a free agent at the end of the season.

The Catalans have made their interest in the 35-year-old forward public after it was revealed Messi would not renew his contract with Paris Saint-Germain when it expires at the end of the season.

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Lionel Messi captained Barcelona before leaving the Catalan giants in 2021 to join Paris Saint-Germain
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According to Goal, Barcelona is now offering Messi the club’s captain’s armband to lure him back to Camp Nou next season.

With Busquets and Jordi Alba set to leave Barcelona at the end of the season, the club will be needing a new leader and president Joan Laporta wants Messi to fill the role.

Messi was Barcelona’s captain before leaving for PSG in 2021, with Busquets taking over the role following his departure.

Messi drops condition for Barcelona return

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has requested Barcelona sign his fellow Argentina teammates Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes ahead of his potential return, Sportskeeda reports.

Di Maria and Parades both played alongside Messi at Paris Saint-Germain last season before joining Juventus this season from the Ligue 1 giants at the start of the 2022/23 campaign.

With Juventus more likely to miss UEFA Champions League qualification next season, Messi now wants Barcelona to sign both Argentina stars as one of the conditions before re-signing for the Catalan giants.

Lionel Messi waves at PSG fans

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Lionel Messi is back on the good books of some Paris Saint-Germain fans after a turbulent few weeks where supporters of the Ligue 1 champions booed him during matches.

The 35-year-old earned the wrath of PSG’s supporters after being suspended for two weeks for an unsanctioned trip to Saudi Arabia.

During PSG’S training on Friday, Messi was seen in a jolly mood and was captured waving at the few supporters chanting his name during the session.

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