Rafael Yuste, vice-president of Barcelona, has faith in Messi’s return: “We are in contact with him and would be delighted if he returned”.
“Leo and his family know the affection we have for them. I participated in the negotiations that unfortunately dictated his departure from the club and I have that thorn in my side. I would love for him to return and I am sure that many supporters share my words. life stories must end well and that’s why we have contacts with Messi, of course”, he said, in an institutional presentation of the club.
At the end of his contract, Messi is in his second season at Paris Saint-Germain and is, added the official, receptive to returning to Catalonia. “Leo is passionate about Barça and the city of Barcelona. I think fate will make that possible. Let’s see if we can have him again.”
Due to obstacles related to the salary cap and financial obstacles, Barcelona was unable, in August 2021, to present a renewal proposal to the athlete, who ended up leaving for France.
A future understanding involves reaching an agreement with Javier Tebas, president of the Spanish league. “There are two months left for us to be able to present a viability, treasury and revenue plan. If all the conditions are met, he can return”, adding that he also wants to avoid any conflicts with PSG.