Joan Laporta has opened up in his stance regarding the return of Lionel Messi to Barcelona. The president of the Catalan-based club believes the Argentine forward would feel at home if he returned to the club.
The Spanish La Liga and other top leagues worldwide are on break due to the World Cup in Qatar. In an interview with Sport, as relayed by Fichajes, Laporta indirectly opened the door for Lionel Messi’s Barcelona return.
‘Messi knows that he will be at home at Barça, ” says Laporta
Although when this would be a reality remains uncertain, things could be made clear after the World Cup, even as the Argentine is yet to sign a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain.
What is happening to Lionel Messi and his contract at PSG
Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain would end in June 2023 with no signs of an extension which puts his future in doubt even though the club’s hierarchy is pursuing an extension with the player.
This season, he’s already shown to be a worthy playmaker for the club, a piece of Gold the club had been lacking all these years.
What will happen to Messi after the World Cup?
The uncertainty surrounding his future at Paris Saint-Germain is expected to intensify existing rumours, and the French club could find it challenging to convince the player to extend his contract.
But every aspect of his future has to wait until 2023 as his focus shifts to the World Cup. Messi and his teammates will take on Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland.