Until the day Lionel Messi retires, it seems there will always be rumors linking him with a return to his former club Barcelona.
Nobody ever imagined seeing the Argentinian leave the Blaugrana, given the time he spent there, until he moved to France. Messi is currently under contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 30, 2023, and then he will have to make a decision on whether he wants to renew his contract or take his career in a new direction.
In a chat with his former national team teammate Ezequiel Lavezzi, Messi dropped some hints about what the future might hold for him. He knows the doors are more than open at both Camp Nou and Parc des Princes, as the French side will do everything they can to renew his deal.
“It was difficult to leave Barcelona, we had spent our whole lives in the same place. I had never moved and I didn’t know what it was like to leave,” said Messi first.
“I didn’t expect this, it happened very quickly and I had to leave Barcelona overnight.”
“We found ourselves in a new environment. We had our life in Barcelona, our friends, our habits and we were in a different country, with a different language, with a different type of football, with a different climate. It was difficult, but today, I like everything, including football.”
However, when it comes to a possible return to Barcelona, it seems that Messi is more interested in staying in France.
“I like Paris much more, I explore the city and find it wonderful. During my first year there was a big change, things happened very suddenly. It was not my intention to leave Barcelona and everything was unexpected”.
“After this long period and some difficult moments, I’m happy to live where I live and my family and I are enjoying Paris,” concluded the Argentine star.