The future of Lionel Messi has been the talk of the football world since he left Barcelona and signed with Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
According to journalist Tanzi Loic (h/t Barça Buzz), PSG have made an initial offer to Messi, but he is waiting to see what guarantees they can offer him in terms of sporting success. He further believes that Messi is primarily waiting to see what other offers he receives, particularly from Barcelona.
The forward’s performances have taken a slight dip since the turn of the year. One could sense his conviction for the club has not been the same either, especially after the elimination from the UEFA Champions League by Bayern Munich.
The Blaugrana have been struggling with financial difficulties in recent years, but they have shown a lot of determination in trying to bring Messi back to Camp Nou.
Barcelona’s economic situation may be a hindrance in their pursuit of Messi, but their emotional ties to the player run deep. After all, Messi spent the best years of his career at the club, winning numerous titles and individual accolades along the way.
The prospect of seeing Messi back in a Barcelona shirt would be a dream come true for many fans of the club, and it is easy to see why the Blaugrana are so keen to make it happen. Even Gerard Pique, who reportedly has a dysfunctional relationship with Messi, has been clamouring for his return to Camp Nou.
Meanwhile, there is also interest from Inter Miami, who are hoping to lure Messi to the United States. However, it seems unlikely that the Argentine will leave Europe at this stage in his career, particularly with the possibility of a return to Barcelona on the cards.