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·4 October 2022

Lionel Messi will reportedly re-join Barcelona in 2023

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Article image:Lionel Messi will reportedly re-join Barcelona in 2023

Lionel Messi will reportedly re-join Barcelona when his current contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in 2023.

Messi joined Barcelona in his youth and spent 17 highly successful years in their first team.

But his time at Barca came to an end in 2021. Messi wanted to extend his stay but Barca’s financial problems prevented him from doing so.

He joined PSG on a two-year deal and is currently thriving at the French club.

But it appears his time in France will come to an end at the end of the season.

How reliable is Brunati?

David Cartlidge, editor for ESPN, has confirmed Brunati is one of the most reliable journalists in Argentina and is close to Messi's camp.

, has also said Brunati 'knows her stuff'.

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Can Barcelona afford to re-sign Lionel Messi?

Barcelona vice president Eduard Romeu opened the door to Messi returning to the club last week.

"It would be possible financially because if he returned it would be as a free agent," he told Catalunya Ràdio, per talkSPORT.

“But it’s a decision which has to be made by the coaching staff and the player. It doesn’t correspond to me [to make those decisions], but it would be viable. Although I don’t have it in the budget.

“He is an icon of the club. This will always be his home, but it will be a technical decision [if he returns].”

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Does Xavi want Messi back at Barcelona?

Xavi and Messi were teammates for over a decade at Barcelona.

Xavi spoke about his former teammate last week and declined to comment when asked about a potential return to Barca for Messi.

"You know the love I have for him. He is a friend and I will always wish him the best. Barca is his home, but we're not doing him any favours speaking about [his future], either.

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