In a recent interview, FC Barcelona manager Xavi Hernández put the decision in the hands of Lionel Messi to return to Camp Nou. However, those remarks reportedly didn’t sit well with the Argentine’s camp.
TyC Sports’ Gastón Edul reported on Tuesday that Messi’s entourage was puzzled by the comments made by Xavi since it’s all on Barcelona receiving the green light from La Liga on their financial package and then offloading players.
🚨☎️🇦🇷 El entorno de Messi no entiende las declaraciones de Xavi de que volver al Barça depende de Messi, porque si le hubieran hecho una oferta formal a Messi, Leo ya habría fichado porque su prioridad es el Barcelona. Desde el club NO SABEN decir cuándo enviarán una oferta… pic.twitter.com/MoKRxt4l2H
— Som I Serem FCB𓅪 (@Somhiseremfcb) May 30, 2023
According to information in the media, the Paris Saint-Germain star has demanded that Barcelona put a formal contract on the table, which is something they cannot do.
Messi reportedly has an offer on the table from Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal, which his camp has accepted. Meanwhile, other information reveals that Inter Miami has presented a former proposal to bring the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner to South Florida.
Furthermore, a report from TNT Sports Brasil details that barring a drastic shift, the hopes of seeing the seven-time Ballon d’Or reunite with his former club should be stopping as it seems the formidable offers are coming from abroad.