The president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, believes that it is not realistic for the club from Catalonia to return the best footballer of Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi, to their ranks.
Two summers ago, the Argentinian left the Camp Nou stadium for PSG, and although it was speculated that he could return to Primera or go to the American MLS league, he is currently the closest to signing a new contract with the Parisians.
“Obviously, I would like Messi to come back one day. I would love to, but we can’t build a team based on expectations. He is a PSG player, he has a contract with them. He just won the World Cup. We are very happy for him. What I don’t want is to create expectations that are very difficult,” said Laporta and continued:
“We took a loan to save the club because it was in a very difficult situation. Now La Liga has placed restrictions on the use of loans. It would be possible to carry out some of these operations, but it would not be to sign a contract with any player.”
Messi grew up in the famous Barcelona academy and won 34 trophies with the club from the “Camp Nou” stadium, including four Champions Leagues.