Lionel Messi is now set to return back to Barcelona next summer despite leaving two years ago for PSG, MySportDab reports.
The Argentine joined PSG after Barca released a statement that he would leave due to financial restrictions by LaLiga.
However, Messi will now reportedly return to Barcelona when his PSG contract expires next summer.
According to Argentine reporter Veronica Brunati, Messi will become a Barcelona player again on July 1, 2023 after two years in France.
But, According to Fabrizio Romano, Lionel Messi has not yet reached an agreement with any club and will wait until after the 2022 World Cup.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 4, 2022
MySportDab understands that Messi has settled his differences with Barcelona president Joan Laporta.
He officially became a free agent in 2021 after his Barcelona contract expired.
However, he was close to signing a new deal after positive initial talks between all parties.
Barca shocked the world of football with a bombshell statement confirming Messi’s exit due to economic and structural obstacles.
Messi was surprised by the announcement despite agreeing a 50 per cent pay on his salary in the new contract worth £425million over four years.
This means he would lose over £250,000 every week in wages for the new five-year contract. But, he still agreed.
However, Messi later signed a two-year contract with PSG worth £35million a season but endured a difficult start to life in France.
He has always been linked with a return to Barcelona since his debut in France.
But, Messi is now performing well in the French top-flight. He has scored seven goals across all competitions in his last five games.
He has also performed well in recent games on the international stage with Argentina.
Now, Messi is very interested in returning back to Barcelona for the 2023-24 season.
Him and his family are massive fans of Barcelona and always wanted to return at some point.
In 2004, Messi made his debut for the Barcelona first team aged 16 years old and played 778 matches to become a club legend.
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