Xavi confirms Barcelona talks over sensational Lionel Messi homecoming

Lionel Messi of PSG warms up prior to the Ligue 1 match between Angers and PSG at the Stade Raymond Kopa on April 21, 2023 in Angers, France.
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Barcelona boss Xavi has revealed that the club have held talks with La Liga about Lionel Messi's potential return to the Camp Nou this summer.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner is out of contract at PSG at the end of the season, and speculation over a Barca homecoming has intensified as he appears unlikely to extend his stay in France.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...