Barcelona president Joan Laporta has stated that the club will do everything possible to bring legendary attacker Lionel Messi back to Camp Nou.
The Spanish club are one of the clubs that has been linked with a move for Messi, whose contract at Parc des Princes expires this June. The 35-year-old left Barcelona two years ago due to the club’s financial struggles but could return this summer if Barca can pull off a deal for him.
The Catalan club have several hurdles to clear before they can sign the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, but Laporta has vowed to do everything in his power to make the dreams of the club’s supporters come true.
Laporta told Jijantes after seeing the Blaugrana win the 2022-23 La Liga title at the weekend: “We will do everything we can to bring Leo Messi back to Barcelona.”
In another interview on Monday with RAC1, the Barca president said: “I spoke with Messi recently. We have a relationship with him. Messi is the best player in the world; any coach would want him in his team. He had some unpleasant incidents with the fans in Paris. I won’t disturb him right now. We exchanged some messages recently. Barca is Messi’s home, and Barça can compete with Saudi Arabia and everyone.”
During a recent conversation with Carrusel via Goal, the club’s vice-president Rafa Yuste said, “Messi? He’s a very good friend of many guys who are celebrating La Liga today… I’m sure he is so happy! I would love Messi to come back.”