- FC Barcelona Vice-President Eduard Romeu has explained why Lionel Messi's return to his old stomping grounds has become 'possible'
- The 35-year-old Argentine playmaker is out of contract with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season and could potentially move back to Barça on a free transfer
- There is a growing sense of belief that by next summer, the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner could make a dream homecoming
FC Barcelona Vice-President, Eduard Romeu has opened up on the possibility of Lionel Messi returning to the Camp Nou.
Messi brought his more than 20-year stint with the Blaugrana to an emotional end, due to the club's inability to renew his stay owing to the financial stress Barca had been saddled with.
Barcelona's loss was Paris Saint-Germain's gain as the French champions moved swiftly to secure the services of the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner on a two-year deal.
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The Argentine playmaker struggled to reach the dizzying heights he attained at Barcelona during his first season. However, it appears the 34-year-old forward has shrugged off his sub-par first term with the Parisians.
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Currently aged 35, Messi will be out of contract with PSG at the end of the season and could potentially move back to Barca on a free transfer.
Considering this revelation, discussions about Messi's possible return have gone rife and Barcelona vice chief Romeu said the fairytale homecoming is financially feasible.
"It would be possible financially because if he returned it would be as a free agent," Romeu said to El Mati de Catalunya Radio via GOAL.
Romeu was however quick to note that the decision to bring Messi back to Barcelona would be solely based on a technical point of view.
"But it's a decision which has to be made by the coaching staff and the player. It doesn't correspond to me [to make those decisions], but it would be viable."
Messi reportedly considering Barcelona return on one condition
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that it’s no secret that Barcelona are desperate to bring Lionel Messi back to the club.
The Argentinian superstar left the Catalan giants for Paris Saint-Germain after Barca could not afford to renew his contract in Spain.
With Messi having just one year left on his current contract in France, the Blaugrana are keen to bring him back to Camp Nou.
Source: Sports Brief News