Barcelona are confident that they can bring back Lionel Messi (35) to the Camp Nou, as the Argentine’s contract with PSG is set to expire next June.
Messi signed a two-year contract with PSG, which included an optional third season that the club’s higher-ups have agreed not to trigger.
Messi’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia, which was part of his contractual obligations as an ambassador for the country, has caused controversy at PSG. The trip was not sanctioned by manager Christophe Galtier or Sporting Advisor Luís Campos, and on Tuesday evening, the club suspended Messi for two weeks, barring him from entering the training facilities and docking his pay.
The suspension means that Messi will miss two games, but it remains unclear if he has already played his last game for Les Parisiens. PSG’s key players reportedly criticized Messi on Monday morning at the training ground for the timing of the unauthorised trip, which came after a 3-1 home defeat against Lorient.
RMC Sport reports that Messi wants out of PSG, and his entourage has been in discussions with Barcelona for several weeks.
The Blaugrana are confident of their financial capacity to bring back their all-time top scorer to the Camp Nou.