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The Barcelona meeting raises speculation about Messi’s return

The Barcelona meeting raises speculation about Messi’s return

A meeting in Spain sparked speculation about the return of Lionel Messi to Barcelona. On Wednesday, the Catalan radio station Radio and other Spanish media reported that the father and manager of the Paris Saint-Germain star, Jorge Messi, met with Barcelona president Joan Laporta in Barcelona a few days ago. Among other things, the future of the six-time world footballer from Argentina was said to have been discussed.

Messi’s contract in Paris expires on June 30. The 35-year-old can change for free. According to media reports, in addition to Barcelona, ​​\u200b\u200bInter Miami and the top Saudi club Al-Hilal are also interested in signing the world champion. Many media outlets recently reported that in Saudi Arabia Messi could earn an annual salary of 350 million US dollars (328.21 million euros). FC Barcelona could not compete with this due to the salary cap in force in Spain.

But with PSG, Messi will first try to bring the Champions League title to Paris for the first time. But in the first leg of the Round of 16, the French champions lost 1-0 at home to Bayern Munich. The second leg will be played in Munich on March 8.

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