Wed. Jun 29th, 2022

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Lionel Messi also hit out at Barca president Joan Laporta for “inappropriate” comments on hoping the forward would agree to play for free at the Nou Camp amid the club’s inability to offer him a new contract because of ongoing financial issues; Messi’s PSG deal expires in summer of 2023

Lionel Messi intends to return to Barcelona at the end of his time at Paris Saint-Germain and wants to help the La Liga club in a technical director role.

The 34-year-old concluded his 21-year association with the Catalonia club in the summer with Barca unable to offer him a new contract amid ongoing financial difficulties, and Messi said goodbye in an emotional press conference before joining PSG on a two-year deal.

Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi scored 672 goals in 778 games for Barca and won 34 major trophies during his time there. He has stated it remains his plan to come back to the Nou Camp in the future.

When asked whether his next career move will be a return to Barca in the summer of 2023, Messi told Spanish outlet SPORT: “I don’t know if that’ll happen when my PSG contract is up. What’s almost confirmed and certain is that we’ll return to Barcelona to live and our lives will be there.

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