Paris Saint Germain Star Lionel Messi Seriously Considering Barcelona Return

Paris Saint Germain Star Lionel Messi Seriously Considering Barcelona Return

  • Lionel Messi reportedly considering returning to former club Barcelona at the end of the season
  • Messi is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season when his two year deal expires
  • Messi has scored goals in Ligue for Paris Saint-Germain this season

Lionel Messi’s future in Paris Saint-Germain is still uncertain with less than three months to the end of his current deal with the Ligue 1 champions.

The 35-year-old forward penned a two-year deal when he joined PSG in 2021 and although the club wants to renew his contract, Messi seems like he is thinking in another direction.

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Lionel Messi will become a free agent when his current PSG contract expires at the end of the season. Photo by NurPhoto
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According to Goal, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is dreaming of returning to Barcelona despite earlier having a verbal agreement with PSG to extend his deal with the club.

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Messi believes he has a "golden opportunity" to return to Camp Nou this summer and has spoken frequently with Xavi about a possible return to the club where he spent 17 years.

The Argentine spent almost his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he won a club-record 34 trophies, including 10 La Liga titles.

Messi leaves PSG training early

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi was forced to leave training early this week due to injury, not a spat with Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier as widely speculated, Daily Mirror reports.

On Friday, rumours circulated that Messi was dissatisfied with Galtier's coaching methods and walked out before Friday’s session had ended at PSG's training facility.

It has now been confirmed that the Argentine icon instead withdrew from training after feeling discomfort in his adductor, as uncertainty surrounding his future at the club ramps up.

Lionel Messi urged to join Napoli

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Lionel Messi has been urged to follow in the footsteps of Argentina icon, Diego Maradona by joining Serie A table-toppers, Napoli when his current Paris Saint-Germain contract expires.

Messi’s current deal with PSG expires in the summer although the Ligue 1 giants are in negotiations with the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner to extend his time in the French capital.

Former Italian soccer player and coach, Roberto Donadoni believes Napoli would be the best fit for Messi if he decides to leave PSG.