Copa America winning Argentine skipper Lionel Messi, 35, is a record seven time Ballon D’or winner who started his professional career in Europe with FC Barcelona but now playing with French Champion Paris Saint Germain since last season.
FC Barcelona is still struggling to pay higher salaries to their squad members after being financially unstable since last season, and fans are concerned that their beloved club is on the verge of bankruptcy.
Why is Barcelona’s President still dreaming of re-signing Lionel Messi?
The PSG attacker’s surprised move out of Barcelona shocked the football world last summer and Lionel Messi also hinted openly that he was departing because of becoming the victim of Barca’s severe financial crisis.
As of today, Barca are struggling hard to cope with their dire financial shortages and, therefore, they have sold the stadium name to their major sponsor, Spotify, who renamed the field to “Spotify Camp Nou”.
However, new Barcelona President Joan Laporta recently revealed that he returned to the Barca Presidency with a view to re-signing Messi in the near future despite facing awkward challenges economically.
Renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano is the person who disclosed this intention of Joan Laporta by twitting a news item from ESPN which quoted, “I think, hope that Leo Messi story with Barcelona is not over yet. It’s still open, it’s our responsibility to make sure it has a more beautiful ending than it was”.
Barcelona president Laporta tells @carodelas on ESPN: "I think, hope that Leo Messi story with Barcelona is not over yet. It's still open, it's our responsibility to make sure it has a more beautiful ending than it was". 🚨🇦🇷 #FCB
"As Barça president, I feel indebted to Messi". pic.twitter.com/ozPHsuGhod
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 24, 2022
Football pundits are now picking up on hints from Barca President, who revealed his true motivations and indirectly assured Barca fans that their legend is always welcome to return to his boyhood club.
Joan Laporta also dramatically backed his feelings for Lionel Messi by saying, “As Barça president, I feel indebted to Messi”.
Despite hearing the comments from Laporta, Messi is now hoping for a fresh start with the French champion, but his concerns are also focused on the upcoming World Cup, which will be held at the end of this year in Qatar.