This season, Roberto Lewandowski, who wore the Spanish Primera Liga FC Barcelona uniform, urged Lionel Messi to return to the Nou Camp.
“I want to play with Messi next season,” said Lewandowski at a fundraiser for the Lovaas Foundation on the 12th (Korean time).
“Messi belongs to Barcelona,” Lewandowski said. “It would be amazing if Messi came back. We know Messi’s home is here in Barcelona. hope,” he said.
Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain ends on June 30th.안전놀이터
The two sides agreed in principle to extend the contract in December of last year, but negotiations were suspended without details being resolved.
With negotiations still at a standstill and contract expiry nearing, speculation is growing that Messi will leave Paris Saint-Germain.
While Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal is known to have offered a huge salary, Barcelona is also openly promoting Messi’s return.
It is known that Barcelona president Juan Laporta recently met Messi’s father and agent Jorge Messi to discuss his return. Laporta wished to return, saying “I don’t want to celebrate Messi’s dedication outside of Europe”.
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez also hoped for a return, saying, “If Messi wants to come back, I will leave the door open.”
The reason Barcelona parted ways with Messi was their financial situation. Ahead of the 2021-22 season, he pushed for a renewal of the contract with Messi, but was caught up in the salary cap regulations and sent Messi to free agency.
Currently, there is no room in the salary cap to the extent that Barcelona cannot register key midfielder Gabi in the first team. For this reason, there is a prospect that several players will be sent away to sign Messi in the transfer market this summer, and unfortunately, the possibility that Lewandowski, a high-paid player, will also leave the team is being raised.
Lewandowski, who joined Barcelona ahead of this season, leads the Primera Liga in scoring with 17 goals and 6 assists in 24 games. He is 3 goals behind Karim Benzema (14 goals, Real Madrid) in second place.
Messi scored 713 goals in 878 matches, and Lewandowski scored 567 goals in 792 matches.