Lionel Messi’s future continues to be a topic of intense speculation. Recent reports suggest that the Argentine superstar may be considering a return to Barcelona. The rumours come after reports suggest that negotiations between Messi and Paris Saint-Germain over a new contract have halted. Sergio Aguero becomes the latest in a long line of professionals and x-professional who want Messi to return to Barcelona.
For Barcelona, the potential return of Messi would be a dream come true. The club is facing significant financial difficulties, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the loss of one of their biggest stars in the summer of 2021 only made things worse. Adding Messi back into the mix could be a major boost, both in terms of on-field performance and off-field revenue.
Sergio Aguero on Messi’s rerturn
One player who is hoping for Messi’s return is Sergio Aguero, Messi’s close friend and former teammate at the Argentine national team. Aguero recently spoke out on the subject, saying that he believes Messi should retire at Barcelona.
“I think Leo Messi should retire at Barca,” Aguero said. “Barcelona is his home and he should finish his career there. My feeling is that there is a 50% chance that he will return.”
Of course, there are no guarantees that Messi will make the move back to Barcelona. PSG officials are reportedly still hoping to convince him to stay in Paris, and the financial details of any potential deal would need to be worked out. Barcelona is currently facing pressure from outside forces as well, with La Liga president Javier Tebas recently criticizing the club over the Negreira scandal.
Current Barcelona Players
Despite these challenges, however, the possibility of Messi returning to Barcelona is an exciting one for both fans and players alike. Ronald Araujo the young Barcelona starlet recently stated that he would love to see Messi back in a Barcelona shirt.
“I would be very happy if Messi came back,” Araujo said. “He is the best player in the world and he would bring a lot to our team. We will see what happens, but I hope he decides to come back.”
Araujo’s sentiments were echoed by Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba. Who recently spoke out on the subject in an interview with Risto Mejide.
“I would like Messi to come back, it would be good for the club and for him,” Alba said. “With my wife, we remember seeing the news of Messi leaving. I couldn’t believe it. We won a lot of titles because of him. I called him and asked about it, but he didn’t go too in-depth. Only him and the club know what happened, but I know he was very sad.“
The potential return of Messi to Barcelona could also have a ripple effect on other players at the club. According to reports, Sergio Busquets may be more likely to re-sign if Messi joins the team.
In conclusion, Lionel Messi’s return to Barcelona would undoubtedly be a dream come true. For both the club and its fans. The mere possibility of him donning the famous Blaugrana jersey once again has sparked excitement and hope among supporters. While negotiations are ongoing and no decision has been made yet, the statements from current Barcelona players like Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto, as well as former teammate Sergio Aguero, all point towards a desire for Messi’s return to his beloved home.
However, it’s important to note that Barcelona is currently facing financial difficulties. Which could potentially hinder the possibility of bringing back Messi. The club is also dealing with outside pressure from La Liga president Javier Tebas over the Negreira scandal. Nonetheless, if there’s anyone who can unite and inspire a team, it’s Lionel Messi. His return to Barcelona could not only provide a boost on the pitch but also lift the spirits of the entire club.
It remains to be seen what Messi’s decision will be, but regardless of what happens, his legacy at Barcelona is already cemented. He has won numerous titles and accolades and he will always be remembered as the greatest player to have ever graced the Camp Nou pitch.