January 29, 2023

Barcelona have a ‘plan’ to try to seal the sensational return of Lionel Messi to the Nou Camp in January, in accordance with reviews in Spain.

And former teammate Andres Iniesta has bought followers dreaming that it’s going to really occur, saying it’s ‘nonetheless a chance’ the legend will probably be given a homecoming.

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May Messi be again at Barcelona in January?

It’s claimed ‘Mission Messi’ will see Catalan membership chiefs try and lure the Argentine maestro again dwelling halfway by way of his second season at Paris Saint-Germain.

Dropping their iconic talisman was a hammer blow to Barcelona and induced heartbreak for the participant himself, and he has been linked with a Nou Camp return in the future ever since his shock departure in 2021.

Barca president Joan Laporta has made no secret of his need to carry Messi again and heal the injuries brought on by Josep Maria Bartomeu’s former regime that nearly led to the historic membership’s monetary smash.

And reviews from Spanish outlet Sport declare they’re planning to make their transfer as quickly because the January switch window.

Though, it’s claimed that course of will probably be ‘very difficult’ and the membership is but to take any ‘concrete steps’ – and time is working out.

Messi is within the closing 12 months of his contract at PSG, having penned a two-year cope with the choice for one additional 12 months when he joined in a shocking free switch in 2021.

Messi was unable to hold back the tears when he announced his Barca exit in 2021

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Messi was unable to carry again the tears when he introduced his Barca exit in 2021

Messi has 11 goals and 12 assists for PSG this season

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Messi has 11 targets and 12 assists for PSG this season


The Argentina captain has lately mentioned he’s extra settled in Paris after a difficult first season within the French capital, however it’s extensively anticipated he’ll depart on the finish of the season and determine to not prolong.

Barca will certainly be his subsequent vacation spot, and Laporta has made it clear he needs Messi to return and finish his profession on the Nou Camp.

It’s approaching the 18th anniversary of the ahead’s first-team debut within the well-known Blaugrana shirt, and the boss has teased some massive information to have a good time.

Talking earlier in October, Laporta mentioned: “This Sunday would be the 18th anniversary of his debut with Barca, we plan to make some particulars in personal.

“Certainly he’ll see him on Monday in Paris, for the Ballon d’Or gala… absolutely we are going to do one thing to recognise who has been the very best participant within the historical past of Barca.

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“Leo’s stage didn’t finish as all of us wished. We’ve an ethical debt with him and we wish the top of his profession to be within the Barca shirt”.

Messi is a Barcelona legend and one of the greatest players to ever grace a football pitch

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Messi is a Barcelona legend and one of many biggest gamers to ever grace a soccer pitch

It’s claimed there are a number of potential hindrances that will make a January swoop unlikely. 

A type of is the actual fact PSG don’t intend to half with Messi in the course of the season and the deal would value Barcelona cash and imply discussions with robust negotiator Nasser Al Khelaifi. It’s also claimed PS ‘don’t intend to do Laporta any favours’.

Messi himself has additionally made it clear he isn’t contemplating his future now and is as a substitute totally centered on his season with PSG and the World Cup, which might give Barca a restricted window to get a deal achieved in time.

It’s also claimed Barca are but to truly make direct contact with Messi, and Laporta was not in a position to meet with the previous star as he meant on the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris.

Iniesta would love to see former teammate Messi back at Barcelona

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Iniesta would like to see former teammate Messi again at Barcelona

In the meantime, Barcelona legend Iniesta has insisted his former teammate remains to be the ‘primary’ participant on this planet and hopes to see him again on the Nou Camp.

Talking to Argentine outlet TyC Sports activities, the 38-year-old playmaker – who’s now in his fifth season with Japanese outfit Vissel Kobe – mentioned: “The Messi of earlier than and the considered one of now could be totally different from all. He’s primary.

“ The one factor he has achieved is develop, enhance himself, and make his teammates higher. A staff with Messi has an important level to attain victories and titles. I haven’t seen anybody do the issues he does.

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“Going again to Barcelona is rarely straightforward, however Leo can come again; it’s nonetheless a chance.”