Lionel Messi having joined Paris Saint-Germain three months ago, the Argentine has now admitted he wants to return to Barcelona once his stay in France is over.
After Messi’s deal with Barca ended in June, club president Joan Laporta confirmed ahead of the 2021/22 season that the Catalan giants could not afford to offer a new contract to the six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, despite the player himself. propose to reduce his salary by 50%.
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That left the 34-year-old with no choice but to negotiate a transfer to a new club, and he quickly moved on to the French giants.
Messi has had a difficult start to life in Paris, however, as he continues to seek his first Ligue 1 goal, while off the pitch the hotel he and his family were staying in has reportedly been broken into.
In a recent interview, the Barcelona icon, who signed for Les Parisiens on a two-year contract with an option for a third year, spoke of a possible return to Spain and his childhood club, when he asked if he would consider returning home at the end of his contract in France.
“I’ve always said I wish I could help the club do well in any way I can,” Messi said. sport.
“I would like to be a technical director at some point.
“I don’t know if it will be in Barcelona or if it could work differently.
“If the option is there, I would like to contribute again in any way I can because this is the club I love and I would like him to continue to do well, grow and remain one of the best in the world.
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“I don’t know when my contract with PSG will end.
“But what is almost confirmed, and certain, is that we are going to live in Barcelona and that our life will be there. This is what my wife wants and I want.
“It was a lot of time in one place, the routine, the daily lifestyle, walking into a locker room that I knew inside out.
“Moving to Paris was a complete change. It meant coming to a whole new place, both the city and the club.
“I loved the life I had at Barcelona, the club, and that’s something I miss, although that doesn’t mean things aren’t going well here.
“Everything was easy and close. I would take the kids to school and come home, then go to practice, come home to eat something, and pick up the kids.
“Today I don’t have time to take the kids to school and pick them up and go to training.”
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