Xavi and FC Barcelona want to steal Lionel Messi from PSG

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The love story between Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona may not be over. During the summer of 2021, the recruitment of the Argentine star came to crown an XXL transfer window on the side of the Parc des Princes. Except that the Pulga, who joined the Blaugranas at the age of 13 before becoming one of the best players of all time, left the Spanish club through the back door. At the end of the contract, he could not extend due to the economic difficulties encountered by Barça, without either bidding farewell to his public forever.

A departure that struck more than one, starting with Leo Messi himself, but within the Culés too. In France, the Albiceleste international had a complicated year, with correct statistics but very far from what the supporters could imagine, and especially mixed performances on the meadow. Despite the few rumors pushing him towards the exit, only a year after his arrival in Paris, Lionel Messi quickly made it known that he had every intention of honoring his second year of contract with the Rouge et Bleu.

Xavi claims Messi as his manager

But that does not prevent us from already questioning the future of the man with seven Ballons d’Or, currently in full summer preparation for the 2022-2023 season under the orders of Christophe Galtier. Especially after the sensational declaration of Joan Laporta, Barcelona president, in recent hours. In this sense, Sport explains this Sunday that Xavi Hernandez simply asked his management to recruit Lionel Messi in the summer of 2023. The Spanish coach is indeed convinced that his former teammate in Barcelona can still bring great things to the Catalan club, as well both on and off the field.

PSG number 30 would then be 36 years old. But Xavi considers Messi to be the key element in the reconstruction of Barça which he has begun since arriving on the bench at Camp Nou last November. Sport specifies that the Blaugranas are thus activated on this idea blown by Xavi. This would complete the loop of a beautiful love story between a player and a club as legendary as the other. Leo Messi, he remains focused on the new season fast approaching with Paris SG. Except that the Ile-de-France club intends to extend the adventure with the left-hander who was born in Rosario. The soap opera already promises to be epic.

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