Gerard Pique, former Barcelona defender, has spoken about the possibility of Lionel Messi returning to the club. Pique stated that if Messi is still motivated, it would be normal for him to stay in Europe, with Barcelona being a potential option. However, Pique also acknowledged the possibility of Messi heading to MLS.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has also confirmed talks with Lionel Messi about a potential tribute to the legendary player. The comments come as rumours swirl that Messi may be considering a return to Barcelona, where he spent 21 years and won countless titles and accolades.
Meanwhile, Laporta is currently fighting to save Barcelona’s face in the recent Negreira uproar. In a recent interview, Laporta stated that Messi has “extraordinary affection” for Barcelona, and that the potential tribute is not about money. He did not provide further details about Messi’s potential return to the club.
Gerard Pique On Messi
Gerard Pique went on to discuss Messi’s dream of winning the World Cup, stating that it was the one title he was missing to be considered the best in history. He added that from this point on, it’s a personal matter of where Messi finds happiness.
Regarding his own retirement, Pique said he wanted to completely disconnect and went on vacation after a difficult few months. He also spoke about not watching the World Cup matches and only a part of the final.
After my retirement I wanted to completely disconnect. I went on vacation because the last few months as a footballer had been very hard. I didn’t watch any of the World Cup matches and only a part of the final.”Gerard Pique
Although he didn’t congratulate Messi on Argentina’s World Cup win, Pique praised the forward as the finest over the last few decades. He also named Iker Casillas, Carles Puyol, and Cesc Fabregas as the best goalkeeper, defender, and midfielder, respectively.
“In recent years, I would choose Messi [as the best forward] for sure. And he showed that even at 35 years old he can compete. He is the best player in the world and he showed it in the World Cup.”Gerard Pique
Pique’s comments have added fuel to the speculation of Messi’s potential return to Barcelona, with fans eagerly anticipating any news on the matter. While Messi’s future remains uncertain, it’s clear that he still has plenty of admirers in the football world, including his former teammate Pique.