Lionel Messi promises to return to Barcelona “one day”


Lionel Messi has assured Barcelona fans that he plans to return to Camp Nou sometime later.

Messi surprisingly left the club last summer, with Barcelona’s financial struggle making a contract extension impossible and forcing the Argentine to seek an emotional transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

However, the idea of ​​returning to Barcelona has never been ruled out, as President Joan Laporta recently admitted that he would be interested in taking both Messi and Andres Iniesta back to work with new manager Xavi.

“I have always said that I will return to Barcelona at some point because it is my home and because I will live there,” he told Marca. “And of course I would love to come back if I can contribute and help the club.”

Interestingly, Messi’s first thought when he was asked about a return to Barcelona was to return as a player, although he refused to reveal if it was actually a possibility.

It was then stated to Messi that there may have been other reasons behind his departure than pure financial problems, but the forward was not in the mood to listen to such speculation.

“I do not know. I went and time has passed,” he continued. “What they told me was that they could not renew me and that I could not stay.

“You do not have to look for more culprits to try to see what happened. I stick to what they told me and that’s it.”

Messi also admitted that he was sad about Barcelona’s current battle. His former team is seventh in La Liga, six points behind the top four and ten behind leaders Real Madrid, while also facing a real battle to qualify from their Champions League squad.

“Yes, obviously [it upsets me]. I always want the best for Barcelona, ​​”he said.” I’m a fan even if I do not play there now. And I have colleagues and friends there within the team. I want them to do well.

“Obviously many points have been lost in the league, but there is still so much to play for and I have no doubt that Barcelona will bounce back and climb the table.”

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