Spanish Laliga side, FC Barcelona has hinted at Argentinian midfielder, Lionel Messi’s return to the club in 2023.
The club’s financial vice-president, Eduard Romeu Barceló disclosed this, as reported by a sports journalist, Reshad Rahman, revealing that the club made an effort to resign him this summer.
“As it would be on a free, so surely yes. But it would be a technical decision, anyways. There is salary margin, we made an effort this summer, and if any signing is needed in January, we‘ll analyze,” Romeu revealed when asked.
Messi had a 21-year long spell at Barcelona, before joining Paris Saint Germain in the summer of 2021.
The 7-times Balon d’Or winner joined the club’s youth academy in 2000, at the age of 13, before joining the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) a year later.
In 2003, the midfielder made his first team debut for the Blaugrana, in a friendly against FC Porto, just barely 16 years old.
Becoming the youngest player to represent Barcelona at the time, Messi made his league debut in 2005 against rivals, Espanyol. He was substituted in at the 82nd minute.
Since then, Messi has gone on to win many trophies with the club, as he is unarguably the best player to put on a Barcelona shirt.
Messi’s trophies at Barcelona include;
10X La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
7X Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21
7XSupercopa de España: 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
4X UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
4X UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
3X FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015