Speaking on ESPN FC’s YouTube channel, journalist Gemma Soler has claimed that the relationship between FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi has improved significantly now and that a return to Camp Nou for the club legend is a possibility. for next summer.
The 35-year-old parted ways with Barca last summer after spending his entire career at the club. He left as a free agent due to the Catalan giants’ inability to renew his contract due to the club’s dire financial situation.
After bidding farewell to Barcelona, Messi signed a two-year contract for Paris Saint-Germain with an option to extend it for a further 12 months.
After a slow start to life in Paris, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner picked up speed after the start of the year and helped the club win the Ligue 1 title. The Argentina captain also started the new season on a positive note.
However, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, speculation is already mounting over his future.
A return to Barcelona is being mooted as president Joan Laporta has said on more than one occasion in recent months that Messi’s chapter at the club is not over. Manager Xavi Hernandez is also said to be open to reuniting with his former teammate.
The Catalan club are reportedly working to mend the relationship with the global superstar after it soured over the handling of his departure last summer.
And now Gemma Soler believes there has been an improvement in the equation between Messi and Barcelona, putting the prospect of a Camp Nou return back on the table.
A move to MLS also remains a possibility, but reports suggest Messi would prefer to end his career at Barcelona.
PSG, for their part, could seek to convince the 35-year-old to extend his contract with the club. And it remains to be seen if their efforts pay off. But, as things stand, Messi’s potential Camp Nou return is certainly gaining momentum.