Former Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is reportedly dreaming about returning to Barcelona in the summer transfer window amid his struggles at PSG.
According to Gerard Romero on his Twitch channel, Jorge Messi, Lionel Messi’s father and agent, has contacted Barcelona to discuss the possibility of a move back to Camp Nou in the summer transfer window. The reputed Spanish journalist suggested that the Argentine international dreams of a glorious return to Barcelona.
Lionel Messi is the greatest player in Barcelona’s history and perhaps the best-ever to grace the game. The 34-year-old scripted a glorious tale of magic and incredible wizardry with the football after making his first-team debut for the Blaugrana aged just 17.
During his stint with Barcelona, which lasted nearly two decades, Messi amassed a mind-boggling record of 672 goals and 301 assists in 778 appearances. But his spell in Barcelona ended in a shocking manner last summer when he departed Camp Nou as a free agent before joining Paris Saint-Germain.
The veteran Argentine international was supposed to be the final piece of the puzzle for PSG in their desperate chase for a UEFA Champions League title. But Messi has been underwhelming, to say the least, managing just two goals and 11 assists in 18 Ligue 1 appearances.
Lionel Messi’s getting booed by some Paris Saint-Germain fans during today’s game vs Bordeaux, still disappointed after UCL fiasco. Same for Neymar. ⚠️ #Messi
Kind of unreal situation for Leo, never experienced before. pic.twitter.com/US5ZvUtvtH
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 13, 2022
Messi’s output in the Champions League has been much better, as he scored five goals in seven outings. But the 34-year-old could not deliver the goods when PSG needed him most, with his performance fading when Real Madrid scripted a dramatic comeback to reach the quarter-finals at Les Parisiens’ expense.
PSG fans did not take the club’s ouster from the Champions League too kindly, booing Messi and most other players during the win over Bordeaux this past weekend. That seems to have been the last straw for Messi at PSG, with the former Barcelona captain now dreaming of returning to Camp Nou in the summer transfer window.
Messi’s father and agent, Jorge Messi, has already contacted Barcelona to discuss the possibility of a summer transfer. But it is unclear if the Catalan giants are ready to bring the 34-year-old and his enormous wages back to Camp Nou amid Xavi’s youth revolution, which continued with the 4-0 win over Osasuna this past weekend.