Spanish Journalist Claims What Could Stop Lionel Messi From Barcelona Return

The future of Lionel Messi won’t be decided until at least the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as the 35-year-old wants to concentrate on winning the trophy that has long eluded him with the Argentina national team.

Despite Messi opting to wait, it won’t stop the various stories reporting on his future from coming out. FC Barcelona hasn’t hidden their desire of wanting the veteran forward to return after his exit in 2021.

Nonetheless, should the two parties reunite, Sport’s Albert Masnou claimed in his Monday article that Messi will only return to the Camp Nou if it’s in a primary role. According to the Spanish journalist, the Argentine doesn’t plan to play second fiddle. 

“What if Leo comes? Must he accept a secondary role? Let me laugh. And a lot,” Masnou wrote. 

“Leo Messi will not return to Barcelona to play a secondary role, bearing in mind that today he is the best player for PSG and the Argentine national team, who has an incredible scoring streak and is the player in Europe who is capable of creating the most scoring chances either with shots on goal or with assists.”

PSG reportedly wants to hold onto Messi for at least another season. Still, it will be interesting to see if the veteran forward is open to the idea of remaining in the French capital past when his contract expires in June 2023. 

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