Joan Laporta and Jorge Messi are set to speak on Monday regarding a potential return of Jorge's son, Lionel Messi, reports transfer expert Fabrizio Romano on Twitter. The president of Barcelona and Messi's father can finally sit down together now that LaLiga has given permission for the plan submitted by the Catalan club.
Previously, Laporta had mentioned to the Spanish outlet Sport that bringing back the creative player would be a difficult task. The president stated that Barcelona would do everything in its power to bring Messi back to the Spotify Camp Nou, but LaLiga had to first agree to the proposal to gather the necessary financial resources. Now, according to Romano, that has happened.
Laporta took immediate action and met with Messi Sr. to discuss the return. After the meeting, the president expressed that Lionel wants to come back to Barcelona. "I would love to see him return," Laporta said. Jorge Messi echoed the sentiment, saying, "A transfer to Barcelona is definitely an option."
Barcelona is not the only club interested in Messi. Inter Miami and Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal are also keen on his arrival. Saudi Arabia is offering a contract that could earn him 400 million per year. Inter Miami offers a lower salary but owner David Beckham hopes that Messi's positive experiences with the city of Miami can sway his decision.
Messi played his last match for Paris Saint-Germain against Clermont Foot this past weekend. The French club signed him on a free transfer in 2021, after Barcelona was unable to present the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner with a new contract offer. In 75 matches, Messi scored 32 goals and provided 35 assists.
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