After leaving Barcelona, Lionel Messi had two other options but decided to join Paris Saint-Germain. Lionel Messi wants to stay at Paris Saint-Germain despite reports last week that Lionel Messi is considering returning to Barcelona. They tried to return to the Catalans under the guidance of a new coach and former teammate, Xavi.
When their contract with Argentine star Lionel Messi expired and Barcelona couldn’t afford to keep him, Paris Saint-Germain became one of the few clubs able to fund a deal to sign the six-time Player of the Year. Although Lionel Messi joined the Parisian club just a few months ago, it is already clear that he intends to return to Barcelona when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain PSG expires in 2023. Dani Alves urged Messi to return to the club and retire at his boyhood’ club. Messi ended more than 20 years with the Catalan club when he joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last summer. After 17 years of phenomenal success in the first team, Messi had no choice but to leave the club when his contract expired due to the club’s financial problems.
Since Xavi arrived in Camp Nou, Barcelona has started playing good football and regained its spot at the La Liga table. Barcelona was in the 9th position when Xavi was handed the managerial role; his work and proper guidance have helped the team regain confidence. Barcelona’s Management also supported Xavi as in the winter transfer window, Xavi bought in a few players who have helped the team. Barcelona is now in the third spot in the La Liga table and is also in the Europa League quarter final; after their elimination from the UEFA Champions League, they are called the favourites to win the Europa League. Xavi’s Barcelona has shown some excellent display of their football in the recent games and has defeated some big teams in Europe. Beating Real Madrid in their backyard was the best thing Xavi has done with Barca so far. With the team getting its momentum back, they feel they can attract their homemade star Messi back from PSG.
The PSG fans booed Lionel Messi after their exit from the UEFA Champions League against Real Madrid, which they did not accept. Messi with PSG has dominated France and is in the first spot in Ligue 1 with a lead of 12 points; PSG will conquer France again. But the main aim of Messi is to win the European trophy before his retirement, which was not possible this year and seeing Barcelona performing well and also going for the Europa League title after a UCL upset may attract Messi back. With his former teammate in the managerial role and some playing on the field, the place where he is loved and not booed will surely lure him back to Camp Nou.