Xavi Hernandez has commented on rumors linking Lionel Messi with a shock return to Barcelona, saying the switch is at the moment “impossible”.
Rumors of a possible transfer to signal Messi emerged after Barca president Joan Laporta stated he hoped the participant would rejoin the membership in the longer term:
“I wish that the Messi chapter is not over yet at Barça and I think our responsibility is to make sure that this open chapter, which has not yet ended, has a good moment when it can be done as it should have been done. and has moreover, a much more magnificent ending than it had.
“As president of Barça, I feel I did what I needed to do. But on a private stage and in addition as president, I feel I owe him,” Laporta stated (through ESPN).
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When asked about Laporta’s comments, Xavi apparently played down the rumours, saying a move for the player was “unimaginable” at the moment: “Leo has a contract, so it is unimaginable, unimaginable.
“It doesn’t make sense to talk about Messi. He is the best player in the world and the best ever. The president has already said that he hopes Messi’s story has not ended with Barcelona.
“We will see in the longer term, however this shouldn’t be the time to speak about Leo, it’s the time to discuss concerning the thrilling gamers we’ve right here.”
“Impossible” has not stopped Barcelona from signing different gamers all through the summer season switch window. Despite being in a devastating monetary scenario, the membership have managed to signal Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen this summer season.