Lionel Messi is entering the final year of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, and there will be plenty of speculation about what the 35-year-old intends to do with his future.
On Sunday, Sport reported that FC Barcelona manager Xavi Hernández and the Spanish club could be plotting for the Argentine’s return to the Camp Nou.
Marca Ramiro Aldunate writes that the La Liga side’s president Joan Laporta feels it’s his responsibility to bring Messi back after the forward left last summer in a move that shocked the football world.
“Until now, this issue had always been talked about as a possible return of the Argentine once he retired,” Aldunate wrote. “Joan Laporta himself admitted that he felt “indebted” to the ’10’. Now, from the entity, the door is not closed to a possible return of La Pulga still active.”
It will be interesting to see what Messi does with his future once the FIFA World Cup is behind him. Recent reports suggest the capital club would like to keep the Argentine for another season.
However, there’s also the pull from MLS, as Inter Miami has never been shy about bringing him to South Florida one day. Then there’s the return and retiring at Barcelona, so Messi has plenty of options of what he wants to do regarding where the PSG forward will play next season.