Lionel Messi Transfer News: It’s certain that Lionel Messi will rejoin his old team Barcelona.
Argentine ace Lionel Messi’s projected return to the Nou Camp has been called “simply amazing” by former Aston Villa and Liverpool forward Stan Collymore.
Messi, at 35 years old, had been with the Catalan giants for two decades until the club’s financial woes prevented them from extending his contract.
The South American made a hasty choice to join Paris-Saint Germain on a two-year agreement after being told he would have to leave in the summer of 2021, and although the French club has the option to activate a third season, the 35-year-old player may be on the move again this summer.
Lionel Messi Transfer News: Lionel Messi linked to a Barcelona return
Messi is said to have been given a share in David Beckham’s Inter Miami in exchange for joining (Independent). However, with La Liga still being a much better league in terms of competition and Messi rightly cherished by Barcelona supporters, the Catalan giants, by their own admission, would love to bring, probably their best-ever player, home, and Collymore feel it might soon become a reality.
“If Lionel Messi did return to Barcelona, it would be simply amazing,” Collymore said in an exclusive interview.
He added: “He obviously feels he has life left in him to perform at the highest level in Europe and he’s not wrong. He knows that La Liga is a more competitive league than Ligue 1 and Barcelona is his club. Barcelona’s fans are his fans and being heckled and booed by PSG’s supporters recently is only reaffirming that.”
Messi played with Barcelona for 21 years and scored 672 goals in 778 games (across all competitions) to help the team win 35 trophies (10 Spanish League championships, 4 Champions League crowns).