“It’s never too late for Messi to return to Barcelona”
Lionel Messi would be welcome back to Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain if he wants to finish his career at Camp Nou, says Carles Puyol
The Argentine left Barça as a free transfer a year ago and has signed a two-year contract with PSG. However, president Joan Laporta and coach Xavi have reiterated that they would like the 35-year-old to return to the club, with former team-mate Puyol backing the idea.
“It’s never too late for Leo Messi to come back,” he told reporters. “He has one year left on his contract and a lot can happen until then. It depends on Xavi and Leo, but he will always be welcome at Barça.”
Messi’s contract expires at the end of this season and his stay at the French club has not gone according to his plan. He and teammate Neymar were often booed by the team’s fans last season, especially when they were knocked out of the Champions League.
However, Messi and PSG have started well this season and are candidates to win the most important European competition. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored three goals in Ligue 1 so far this season, while also registering five assists.
Messi and PSG begin their adventure in the Champions League this week where they will play against Serie A side Juventus in the first group game, which starts on Tuesday. /Express newspaper/