Joan Laporta has told that he could sign Lionel Messi next season
Not only every Barcelona fan, but every football fan is waiting for Lionel Messi to return to his childhood club. And Joan Laporta has opened up on his wish to sign the Argentine next season. If this transfer happens, Messi will surely have an iconic farewell as the greatest club legend in history.
In 2021, Messi left Barca and joined PSG as a free transfer which totally shocked the football world. It was like a delusion to Barcelona fans since they didn’t believe that the club actually let Messi go.
Laporta understands each and every Barca fan’s wish to see their most beloved legend to have a respectful farewell at the end of his career.
“Messi was everything,” Laporta said exclusively to ESPN.
“To Barca, he’s been possibly its greatest player, the most efficient. To me he’s only comparable to Johan Cruyff. But it had to happen one day. We had to make a decision as a consequence of what we inherited. The institution is in charge of players, coaches.
“I would hope that the Messi chapter isn’t over. I think it’s our responsibility to try to … find a moment to fix that chapter, which is still open and hasn’t closed, so it turns out like it should have, and that it has a more beautiful ending.”
The 35-year-old has has a year remaining on his contract at PSG, with the option of a further year. But if Barca makes a move next year, Messi can end his career in a beautiful way.
“As president of Barca, I did what I had to do. But also as president of Barca, and on a personal level, I think I owe him,” Laporta added.