If this is how Messi’s tenure ends at PSG, FC Barcelona will be pushing to ensure they reunite with their former player. However, the Spanish club’s director of football, Mateu Alemany, might not be in a rush to have Messi back.
COPE’s Helena Condis reported on Tuesday that one of Alemany’s decisions to leave the Catalan side at the end of the 2022-23 season is due to his reluctance to be part of the group that wants Messi back at Camp Nou.
💥 Informa @HelenaCondis
❌ Las razones de Mateu Alemany para dejar el @fcbarcelona:
🤔 No veía clara la planificación deportiva de la temporada que viene
🇦🇷 No es partidario de la vuelta de Messi
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) May 2, 2023
As a result, it seems Barcelona will make an all-out push for Messi now that their director of football is out of the way. Reports out of France reveal that PSG is done with Messi, so the La Liga side might be the only European option for him.
However, Barcelona doesn’t offload the players needed to register Messi; the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner might have to look at other options, including a move to MLS.