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Barcelona almost on the verge of signing Messi for next season

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Xavi Campos of Catalunya Radio reports that negotiations between Barcelona and Lionel Messi have progressed. Hence, the 35-year-old may soon return to the club. Messi has a market value of about €45 million. He could be registered with the Blaugrana in the upcoming summer transfer window if the talks go as planned.

Lionel Messi is one of the greatest football players of all time. He cemented his status by leading Argentina to victory in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Messi spent 21 years with Barcelona, where he became a household name, winning multiple trophies numerous times. However, his time at the club ended on a sour note two years ago.

Messi has been awarded the Ballon d’Or a record seven times throughout his career. He reached the apex of his illustrious career after winning the Copa America and the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Argentina. In the current 2022/23 campaign, Messi has been in incredible form. He scored 20 goals and provided 19 assists in 36 matches.

Will Messi return to Barcelona?

Messi’s future at PSG is uncertain as his contract with the Ligue 1 champions is to expire this summer. The 35-year-old has various options available to him, including a potential return to Barcelona. Meanwhile, the Blaugrana are reportedly working to secure his signature.

Barcelona’s president, Joan Laporta, has been advocating for the return of Messi to the club for some time now. Meanwhile, Recent reports suggest that the Catalan giants are optimistic about signing the Argentine international. A potential summer deal seems likely, since the Argentine is reportedly open to the idea of rejoining the Blaugrana.

Barcelona’s financial situation is precarious, and they must reduce their wage bill before registering new players. If they fail to do so, the possibility of re-signing Messi may not come to fruition. Nevertheless, it will be intriguing to see if the veteran forward will make a comeback to the Blaugrana in the upcoming summer transfer window.

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