Argentine Journalist Reveals Lionel Messi ‘Not Close’ to Barcelona Return

FC Barcelona appears to be the only European destination for Lionel Messi; however, if many supporters plot a homecoming parade, they might have to put that on hold.

Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires on June 30, and Barcelona publicly talks about a return. Nonetheless, TyC Sports’ César Luis Merlo reported on Thursday that Messi is “not close” to agreeing on his return to Barcelona.

The Argentine journalist adds that regardless of whether La Liga approves the viability plan, there are still many pieces to fit. Merlo notes that Messi’s will be for a return to Barcelona.

Furthermore, the non-European options of Al-Hilal and Inter Miami remain there, are both clubs are still interested in signing the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner. 

A recent report reveals that Messi has a proposal of €25 million per season offer with a contract until 2025. Furthermore, there’s other information regarding Messi’s father hesitating to return to the Spanish club. 

A few weeks remain until Messi hits free agency and the rumor mill of whether the veteran goal scorer returns to Barcelona will continue. 

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