Barcelona star Ansu Fati has revealed he would really like to see membership legend Lionel Messi again on the membership as a result of he “deserves” extra after his 21 years at Camp Nou got here to an finish.
Messi joined Paris Saint-Germain final summer time regardless of agreeing a brand new contract with Barcelona. The membership’s ongoing monetary issues meant they have been unable to register the brand new deal and keep inside La Liga’s strict wage cap guidelines.
Cutting wages and offloading gamers earlier than they will register signings has been a recurring theme for the Catalans in current summers after years of monetary mismanagement. Messi, who had requested to depart in 2020 earlier than altering his thoughts, fell sufferer to it.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has not reached the identical heights since becoming a member of PSG. Although nonetheless prolific with assists, his tally of six objectives in Ligue 1 final season was the primary time he did not hit double figures in a league marketing campaign since 2005/06 when he was 18.
“Messi? Yes I would like him back. He deserves a better end in Barcelona, he is the best player in history,” Fati advised the native TV3.
Fati, who ended up inheriting Barcelona’s iconic quantity 10 shirt final yr, shouldn’t be the primary this week to precise hopes of working with Messi once more.
President Joan Laporta has made comparable feedback, expressing hope that the door shouldn’t be closed to any type of reunion in the long run.
“Messi has been everything, for Barça he has been possibly the best player in history, the most effective, only comparable to Johan Cruyff in Barca history,” Laporta stated on the weekend.
“But it needed to occur at some point, we needed to make a determination as a consequence of the legacy [financial trouble] we had obtained [from predecessor Josep Maria Bartomeu].
“The institution is over players and coaches, but I think, I wish, that the Messi chapter is not over yet at Barca and I think our responsibility is to make sure that this open chapter, which has not yet been closed, has a good time where it can be done as it should have been done and also has a much more magnificent ending than it had.
“As president of Barca, I feel I did what I needed to do. But on a private degree and in addition as president, I feel I owe him.”
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