Barcelona president Laporta invites Messi to 'return home in 2023'

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has again invited Lionel Messi “home”.

Messi left the Nou Camp in 2021 for PSG after a 21-year association with the club after financial restrictions prevented the club from offering him a new deal. However, the 35-year-old has constantly been linked with a return to Barcelona.

Asked a possible return to the club for the Argentinian, Laporta reportedly said: “Messi’s return to Barça in 2023? Leo knows that Barcelona is always his home.”

Leaving the door open for a dramatic comeback for the PSG star less than two years after leaving the club and moving to the French champions.

He said, “In the summer we made a plan and practically all the objectives that we had set for ourselves were achieved. We have a more competitive and compensated team than last season.

“We are constantly thinking about how to improve it. Injuries have not allowed us to see the potential that this team has with the signings.”