Mercato: At first amused by a possible return, Messi makes Barça an option

Just over three months from the end of his contract with PSG, Lionel Messi has still not extended and the idea of ​​​​a return to Barça is circulating. According to The Athletic, this scenario was initially greeted with amusement in the player’s camp before the Argentinian made it a more concrete option after the elimination of PSG against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The suspense is maintained around the future of Lionel Messi. At the age of 35, the Argentinian sees his current contract binding him to PSG expire next June. While talks continue with the capital club over an extension, there have been no signs of progress so far. What open the door to other scenarios.

If several points of fall are presented for the sevenfold Ballon d’Or, European destinations are not legion and only Barça seems to be destined to try to repatriate its eternal genius. Lately, the seduction operation has been running at full speed as the Blaugranas (Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Joan Laporta) have multiplied media outings and foot calls to Lionel Messi.

In a large point devoted to his future, the very reliable The Athletic explains that a return to Barça “was welcomed with amusement into Lionel Messi’s camp. » But still according to a source close to the player, « this course of action has derived » after Bayern Munich inflicted a painful elimination on PSG in the Champions League.

Now Messi’s entourage prefers to say that « all options are open “, including that of a return to Barcelona. For the time being, however, the operation seems clearly complicated by serious financial obstacles for the culé club.


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