Lionel Messi Breaks Silence on Rejoining Barcelona With Months Left on PSG Contract

Lionel Messi Breaks Silence on Rejoining Barcelona With Months Left on PSG Contract

  • Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi has been widely linked with a potential reunion with Barcelona
  • Messi quit Barcelona in the summer of 2021 before he sealed a sensational free transfer to Parc des Princes
  • Despite Barca's rumoured interest in the 34-year-old, the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner is said to be focused on PSG
  • The Argentina international spent 21 years at Barcelona, scoring an eyewatering 672 goals in 778 games

Lionel Messi has chosen to remain coy on what the future holds for him amid speculations he could rejoin Barcelona next summer.

The Argentine superstar's deal with Paris Saint-Germain is set to expire at the end of the season, having joined the French giants on a two-year deal during the summer of 2021.

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Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou. Photo by David Ramos.
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Messi linked up with PSG on a free transfer after ending his 21-year association with Barcelona, a club he joined as a young boy.

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While he endured a torrid start to life in the French capital, the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner has since hit the ground running in his second season with PSG.

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Lionel Messi's stance on rejoining Barcelona

Despite leaving Barcelona a year ago, the Spanish giants have not hidden their desire to get him back at some point.

Barca boss Xavi has previously openly indicated that he is confident Messi's time at the Catalan club is not over.

However, Messi has remained coy on a potential move to Camp Nou, with transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claiming the forward is currently focused on PSG.

"Leo Messi will not make any decision on his future in the next weeks or months. Focused on Paris Saint-Germain and then World Cup, nothing will be decided or planned before the World Cup," Romano tweeted.

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"Despite PSG new deal plans and Barça interest, Leo will not proceed before 2023," he added.

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Messi has been in hot form for the French giants since the start of the new season, playing a vital role in PSG's bright start to the campaign.

And the Argentine ace was at it again on Saturday, September 10, as he set up Neymar for their side's opener at the half-hour mark.