Why Ex-Barcelona Coach Believes Economics Won’t Keep Messi Away from Return to Camp Nou

The future of Lionel Messi remains at the forefront as the 35-year-old’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in June. As a result, there’s plenty of speculation as to what the Argentine will do. 

Former FC Barcelona manager Joan Gaspart believes Messi will return to the Spanish club and put aside the economic demands to help facilitate a return to Camp Nou. 

“If you decide to think economically, he will surely have better offers, but if it is with his heart, there will be no place in the world where he will be loved as much as here,” Gaspart told TyC Sports (h/t Paris Fans). 

“The idea is that he can end his career and stay at the club for the rest of his life. It has nothing to do with money. The institution is not in its best moment, but now it has many possibilities.”

Regarding a potential return to Barcelona, the financial side of football will be crucial in whether there’s a return or not for the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner, as it’s why he left in first place in 2021. 

Despite two years having passed, the La Liga side isn’t out of the woods yet with their economic situation. PSG reportedly wants to keep Messi, but they’d like the veteran goal scorer to take a pay cut to remain in the French capital. 

Also, there’s the prospect of Messi possibly heading to Inter Miami, who will do everything possible to convince him to leave Europe this summer for North America. 

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