The future of Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi has been the subject of intense speculation, with rumours circulating about his potential return to FC Barcelona. Reports have suggested that Messi’s father and agent, Jorge Messi, recently met with Barcelona’s president, Joan Laporta, to discuss a possible move back to the club where he spent his entire career before joining Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) last year.
However, some journalists have cast doubt on whether the meeting between Jorge Messi and Laporta actually took place, with one prominent Argentine journalist, Gastón Edul, claiming that Messi is only negotiating with PSG for a contract extension. PSG are reportedly keen to keep Messi, whose contract with the club expires at the end of this season.
Despite the rumours, the Spanish media continues to report that Laporta is eager to bring Messi back to Barcelona and that there may be a movement to expedite a transaction given that Messi’s term with PSG ends on June 30. Catalan media has also reported that Messi’s entourage has denied meeting with Barcelona because they want to keep the negotiations private.
The speculation surrounding Messi’s future has been fueled by comments made by his brother, Matias, who previously stated that his brother wouldn’t return to Barcelona until Laporta was fired. However, Catalan radio has reported that Laporta spoke with Jorge Messi about his son’s potential return, as well as the statement made by Matias. Matias had previously claimed that Barcelona was a “little club” before the arrival of Lionel Messi.
Despite conflicting reports, some Spanish journalists, such as Gerard Romero, have claimed that Messi is considering going back to Barcelona. Romero had previously reported weeks ago that Messi was eyeing a return to his former club.
The future of Messi remains uncertain, but one thing is clear: he is one of the greatest footballers of all time, and his decision will have a significant impact on the world of football.