“I’d love for Leo Messi to return here”: Barca vice president wants PSG star to comeback to Camp Nou in next transfer window

It is almost the end of the 2022-23 season, and it is still uncertain where Leo Messi is going to play next season. The seven times Ballon d’Or winner is nearing the end of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, and has reportedly received offers from Saudi Arabia that well exceed the $500 million annual salary mark.

Lionel Messi’s time with Barcelona, where he spent 17 years of his life, came to an unfortunate end after the club failed to put down a new contract with him in 2021. He then joined the French club Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer but has failed to have a significant impact.


Messi’s current contract with PSG will come to an end next month with the conclusion of the 2022-23 season. Messi is not quite on favorable terms with Les Parisiens after the club banned him for two weeks following an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia. The ban was revoked after one week, though.

Despite rumors of contract talks with PSG emerging, Messi has yet to sign a new deal with them. He has been linked with other clubs, especially Al-Hilal from the Saudi Pro League, as well as his former club, FC Barcelona.

Barcelona VP wants Leo Messi back

Amid all the speculation, FC Barcelona vice president Rafael Yuste has expressed his desire to see the 35-year-old Argentinian return to Camp Nou. According to reports, Yuste has confirmed the Catalan club’s plans to bring back their greatest player ever.

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What did Barcelona vice president Rafael Yuste say?

Speaking to the media on Saturday, Yuste said, “I would love to see Messi come back, all beautiful stories must have the best ending.”

“The fans chant his name, yes, and every time I speak I get myself into trouble. I want him back, that’s the truth. Because I’m a culé and because of what he has given to this club. He came through our academy, he started here and wonderful stories have to have a happy ending. He left and it still affects me. But I think if everything goes well – although it’s up to him, I hope he decides to return – we would all be very happy.”

The arguably “greatest of all time” is nearing the end of an outstanding career. It doesn’t matter where he chooses to play next season. As long as he is performing, the legend from Rosario deserves our undying admiration.

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Tanzeem Rahman

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Tanzeem Rahman is a soccer writer and an editor at SportsZion. Tanzeem's love for the sport began by watching and admiring Cristiano Ronaldo in his early Manchester United days. Having graduated from Germany as an Electrical Engineer, Tanzeem has watched multiple high-profile games throughout Europe from the gallery. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, as well as sublime english proficiency has been an asset to SportsKnot. Outside of his duty, Tanzeem is a gamer, and loves to spend time watching Anime and reading Manga.


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