FC Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has asked president Joan Laporta to consider bringing Lionel Messi back in the summer of 2023, at the end of the new season. The coach, who has a good relationship with Messi, believes that Messi’s return will benefit the club both financially and athletically, given that Xavi believes Messi has many years left in his boots.
Messi’s signing could also help to end the squabbles that arose as a result of his departure from the club, as well as help to complete the circle of his relationship with Barcelona, which began when he was just 13 years old, still a child. The goal will be for him to be able to retire as a Barcelona player.
Messi left Barcelona through the back door in 2021, following a lengthy renewal process that never materialized. His departure left a wound in the club that affected them in a variety of ways. The first was financial, with PSG bringing in and earning significantly more money as a result of sponsorships and contracts. It left Barcelona without a reference point, a world-class star, and a brand with which many businesses wanted to be associated.
Barcelona suffered as a result of Messi’s absence, as did the bank accounts. In terms of sports, the team finished with no trophies for the first time in two decades, capping off a period of dominance. Barcelona struggled to score goals, especially in the Champions League. When Xavi arrived, he gave the team new life, which helped them cope with Messi’s departure.
Despite the fact that Messi will be 36 years old in two years, Xavi believes that Leo can still offer a lot on the field given his experience and quality. The coach believes Messi should return to lead the team in the near future.
Then there’s the big picture: Xavi believes his arrival will help the club reclaim its former glory. Barcelona lost their global standing when Messi left, but they can reclaim it now. Messi’s return to the end of his career would be fantastic news for the club, who would regain a valuable asset.
Xavi has approached the president and board about signing Messi when his contract at PSG expires, so he can finish his career at Barcelona, and the club is considering it. PSG informed Messi that they intend to extend his contract beyond 2023. The French club is aware of the benefits of hiring Messi, even if his performance has not been up to expectations, but Messi has remained silent for the time being. He wants to see how the season progresses and what happens in the World Cup, which is his main goal – to win it with Argentina.