‘I don’t believe Messi’s chapter at Barcelona is over’ – Barcelona president, Laporta.

Lionel Messi returning to Barcelona remains a distinct possibility in the eyes of Joan Laporta, with the Blaugrana president claiming that the Argentine’s historic “chapter” at Camp Nou is not yet finished.

For now, a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner finds himself on the books of Paris Saint-Germain, having made a move to France as a free agent in the summer of 2021.

Financial difficulties for La Liga giants meant that a contract could not be offered to an all-time great back then, but Barca have worked hard to generate much-needed funds and a retracing of steps to Catalunya for a legendary figure may yet be arranged.

The mercurial 35-year-old still has a year left to run on his contract at PSG, while a 12-month extension to 2024 is being speculated on, but Laporta has told ESPN when asked if a South American superstar could return to Barcelona: “Messi has been everything.

“For Barca, he has possibly been the best player in history, the most efficient, only comparable to Johan Cruyff in the history of Barca.

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