On Tuesday, Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski expressed his desire for Lionel Messi to return to the club from Paris Saint-Germain during the summer transfer window. The 35-year-old Argentine World Cup winner left Barca in 2021 when the club was unable to afford to renew his contract, and he currently has a deal with PSG that is set to expire in June.
There has been speculation about Messi’s future since he joined PSG in August 2021. Despite PSG fans whistling at him and seeing him as a symbol of the club’s mistakes in prioritizing star signings over building a competitive team, Barcelona has been openly courting the forward.
“Messi belongs to Barca and if he returns it would be something incredible,”Lewandowski
Many Barcelona fans are hopeful that Messi will return to the club where he spent his entire professional career until 2021, winning numerous domestic and international titles. His presence in the team would undoubtedly boost their chances of winning major trophies again.
Robert Lewandowski: “Messi belongs to Barcelona, it’d be incredible to see him back here. We know his place is Barça”, says via @mundodeportivo 🔵🔴 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 11, 2023
“I don’t know what’s gonna happen but I hope that next season Messi can play here and we can be together”. pic.twitter.com/HZeC7CyHTI
Meanwhile, Lewandowski, who has been one of the best strikers in the world for several years, has been in impressive form this season, scoring numerous goals for Barcelona. His partnership with Messi would undoubtedly be formidable, and Barcelona fans are excited about the prospect of seeing the two world-class players in action together.
As Messi’s future remains uncertain, Barcelona and its fans will be hoping that the star forward will decide to return to the club and reunite with his former teammate and friend, Lewandowski.
“We know that his place is here, in Barcelona. I don’t know what will happen, but I hope that next season we can play together.”Lewandowski
Lionel Messi is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time, having scored a record-breaking 672 goals in 778 matches for Barcelona, where he is the club’s all-time top goalscorer. Messi joined the club at the age of 13 and developed his skills at their renowned La Masia youth academy. He helped Barcelona win 35 trophies during his time with the club before leaving for Paris Saint-Germain in 2021 due to the club’s financial constraints.
Barcelona fans have continued to show their love for Messi, with chants of his name during their last two matches, including a 0-0 draw against Girona in La Liga. The fans’ adoration for Messi has prompted speculation that the Argentine superstar could make a return to the club in the near future.
Robert Lewandowski: “Messi belongs to Barça and if he comes back it will be something incredible. We know that his place is here in Barcelona. I don't know what will happen, but I hope that next season we can play together.” @Barca_Buzz 🗣️🇵🇱 pic.twitter.com/TAmDyua59J— All About Argentina 🛎🇦🇷 (@AlbicelesteTalk) April 11, 2023
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has acknowledged Messi’s importance to the club, saying that he generates excitement among the fans. He also hinted that the club is interested in re-signing the player, but did not give any details.
Also Read: Lionel Messi Net worth in 2023: Salary, wages, Investments & Endorsements
Meanwhile, Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski, who is currently the top scorer in Spain, has expressed his desire to play alongside Messi at Barcelona. However, he was unable to find the net in their recent match against Girona, citing an injury sustained during their Copa del Rey match against Real Madrid. Lewandowski admitted that he needs to perform better on the pitch, but also emphasized the impact of the injury on his performance.