Lionel Messi reveals that he would ‘LOVE’ to return to Barcelona after retiring as technical secretary
Lionel Messi reveals he would ‘LOVE’ to return to Barcelona after retiring after his tearful departure in the summer when the PSG star seeks a technical secretary position
- Lionel Messi left Barcelona to join PSG in the summer after 21 years at the Camp Nou
- The Argentine was forced to leave the club due to his terrible economic situation
- But the forward hopes to return to Barcelona as technical secretary in the future
- Messi signed a two-year contract with PSG with the option to extend it for another year
Lionel Messi left Barcelona after 21 years this summer, but the Argentine is reportedly already planning to return to the Camp Nou.
Messi has revealed that he wants to take on a technical secretary role once he retires from the game and hopes to finish again at Barcelona.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner was forced to leave the club in the summer as Barcelona’s dire financial situation meant they couldn’t tie him to a new contract.
Lionel Messi left Barcelona in August but the forward already hopes to return to the club
The Argentine hopes to end up in Barcelona as technical secretary after retiring
The club could not afford to keep its best player amid its unprecedented financial troubles, after racking up more than £ 1 billion in debt and posting a £ 409 million loss last season.
While Messi agreed to a 50 percent pay cut, the Catalans were still unable to find a way to retain him, prompting him to leave for PSG.
But despite the 34-year-old now practicing his trade in Paris, he is considering returning to the Camp Nou as he begins to plan for life beyond his playing days.
Messi said goodbye with emotion in summer, without the club being able to afford to retain him
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner joined PSG after being forced to leave Barcelona in August
‘Yes. I always said that I would love to be able to help the club, ‘he said. SPORT.
‘I would love to be a technical secretary at some point. I don’t know if it will be in Barcelona or not. Or if it will be in another place.
‘If there is a possibility, I would like to contribute again in what I can because it is the club that I love and I would love for it to continue to be good, to continue growing and to continue to be one of the best in the world.’
Messi’s relationship with Barcelona, in particular the club’s president, Joan Laporta, could currently be described as strained.
He recently criticized Laporta for hoping he would ‘stay and play for free’ to help the Catalan club amid its financial crisis.
Messi admits he was ‘hurt’ by Barcelona president Joan Laporta (right), who hoped the Argentine would stay and ‘play for free’ to help the club
The Argentine revealed that he has not spoken with Laporta since he left the Camp Nou and assured that the president’s words “hurt him” but he does not seem to have dissuaded him from returning to the Camp Nou.
Messi signed a two-year contract with PSG in August with the option to extend it for another year, but has not confirmed whether the French team will be his last club.
The Argentine star has not had the dream start in the Parque de los Príncipes that he would have expected. He has scored just three goals, all in the Champions League, in eight appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s team.
Messi has also talked about wrapping up his illustrious career with his childhood club, Newell’s Old Boys.
Messi has struggled to establish himself at his new club and has yet to score a goal for the club in Ligue 1