FC Barcelona have attempted to keep the possibility of a return for Lionel Messi to the club under wraps for a while. However, as reports continued to emerge and the potential scenario began to get more and more traction, it no longer remained a secret.
Now, as the public has been made aware as it is, more and more club officials are opening their voices to have a say over this fairytale return. Reports in the previous weeks suggested that Barcelona and Messi’s entourage are now holding direct contacts to evaluate the feasibility and likeliness of the Argentine’s return.
The World Cup winner was said to be utterly invested in returning to his home in the Catalan city, and willing to make extraordinary economic sacrifices and negotiate alternative methods just so he could once more play for the Blaugrana outfit.
However, these reports received official confirmation just recently as Barcelona vice president Rafa Yuste confirmed that both sides are currently engaged in contacts and discussing a potential reunion, which the vice president personally would always remain a big fan of. He stated:
“I would love for him to return because of what he could represent, not only on a sporting level. These kinds of nice stories deserve happy endings. We are in contact with them.”
Moreover, news from Veronica Brunati also claims that Lionel Messi himself directly called Barcelona’s treasurer Ferran Olivier today, and this exchange in particular is what acted as the catalyst in enabling a much public message from those within Barcelona, such as the likes of Rafa Yuste and Joan Laporta, who is reportedly also now in direct contacts with Leo Messi.
Xavi Hernandez, coach of the first team and old teammate of the Argentine’s, has also expressed himself and had his say on the matter concerning this potential return for the current PSG number 30 and suggesting that he would very well fit into his plans and always be welcome at Barcelona, however, he was quick to suggest it is also not a topic he would like to comment too much on, given that it becomes a disservice to both the player as well as the current team focusing on winning two major titles.