Barca fans around the world have been eagerly waiting for news about Lionel Messi’s future. With his contract set to expire in a matter of weeks, speculation has been rife about where the Argentine superstar will end up next season. However, recent comments from Barcelona FC President Joan Laporta suggest that the club is doing everything in its power to bring Messi back home.
In a post-game interview, after Barcelona fc secured their first La Liga title since 2019 with a 4-2 derby win against Espanyol, Laporta revealed that he had spoken with Messi and that the two had “recovered their relationship”. He went on to say that Messi wants to stay at Barca, insisting that “Barça is Barça, in Arabia, they are doing a good job, investing – but I insist, Barça is his home”.
Barca Legend on Leo Messi’s Return
The news of Messi’s potential return to Camp Nou has excited fans and former players alike. Former Barcelona superstar Thierry Henry, who played alongside Messi at the club from 2007 to 2010, recently expressed his desire for Messi to come back, saying “when I see Leo I see Barça”. Henry played a significant role in Messi’s development, and their partnership was key in the Argentine’s rise to become one of the greatest players of all time.
Despite the excitement surrounding Messi’s potential return, obstacles still need to be overcome before the deal can be finalized. Barça must first reduce their salary mass before they can make an official offer to Messi, and they will also need to seek permission from La Liga. Messi has reportedly been offered contracts worth up to €400 million from Saudi Arabian clubs, which may complicate matters.
Regardless of the challenges, Laporta’s comments have given fans hope that Messi will be wearing the Blaugrana next season. With Barcelona’s first league title in four years, the potential return of Messi, and a bright future under manager Xavi, the club and its supporters have plenty to be optimistic about. As Laporta said, “Barca is Barca”, and there is no place like home for Lionel Messi.