Laporta: The Door is Wide Open for Lionel Messi’s Return to Barça

    According to Barcelona President Joan Laporta, “the doors of Barcelona are open” for the return of Lionel Messi to the club.

    Messi joined Barca at the age of 13, going on to enjoy a hugely successful spell with the Catalan giants as he won 10 La Liga titles and won the Champions League four times.

    Barça’s financial troubles meant Messi left the club in 2021, signing Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract with an option to extend for a third.

    However, Messi has yet to agree to an extension and with his current contract expiring at the end of this season, there are rumors that he could make a surprise comeback at the Camp Nou with close friend and former teammate Sergio Aguero. rating. The chance of Messi returning to Barça is “50 percent”.

    Messi scored his 800th career goal with a stunning free kick as Argentina returned to action after winning the World Cup in Qatar with a 2-0 win over Panama on Thursday.

    Laporta says the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner could return to Barça. He said on the YouTube show “Business and Money for Sports”: “Messi is the best player in history. He was the most important player in the history of Barça.

    “I have to be very careful with what I say. Messi is a PSG player and I have to respect him.

    “Leo knows he is in our hearts. It is part of our emblem. The legacy that I found myself in when I became president was not good, and I had to make a decision that did not suit me. I have to find a way to improve Messi’s current relationship with Barça.

    “We’ll see, but he knows Barça’s doors are open.”

    On Tuesday, Messi’s Argentine side will play against Curaçao again when the 35-year-old has the opportunity to score his 100th goal for Albiceleste, reaching the 99th in his historic strike against Panama.

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