Former Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero has urged membership president Joan Laporta to deliver Lionel Messi again to Camp Nou this summer time.
What is going on on between Messi and Barcelona?
The Argentine celebrity is out of contract with Paris Saint-Germain on the finish of the season and there have been latest indications that his want is to return to his former membership.
Nevertheless, Barcelona’s monetary scenario means they might wrestle to deliver him over with out important gross sales, and at 35, the long-term advantages of such a switch could also be questionable.
His former Albiceleste teammate Aguero cannot wait to see him line up for the Blaugrana once more and claimed on a Twitch stream that Laporta ought to act to see him again.
He stated (through Aim): “My feeling is that there’s a 50% likelihood that Leo Messi will return to Barca.
“I believe Leo ought to retire at Barca. Barcelona is his dwelling, he has to complete his profession right here. If President Laporta makes the transfer, I believe Messi’s return to Barcelona will come nearer.”
What ought to Barcelona’s plan be this summer time?
The Blaugrana are about to enter the summer time switch window as La Liga champions however they’ve a variety of points to cope with.
They should minimize their wage invoice drastically in the event that they need to make any signings this summer time, and there may be even hypothesis that some gamers could also be compelled to take a pay minimize.
Growing old gamers reminiscent of Sergio Busquets might doubtlessly go away, and there have additionally been rumors of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returning.
Barcelona’s first precedence ought to be chopping their wage invoice and shrinking the squad earlier than they even contemplate signing Messi, and with Gavi’s registration at present a problem there does not appear to be a simple manner for him to return again instantly.
A minimum of one attacking begin is perhaps wanted to make room for Messi, and one of many non-regular starters like Ansu Fati or Ferran Torres may need to be sacrificed.
The £1.1m-a-week star has beforehand been described as ‘distinctive’ by team-mate Ousmane Dembele, and though he is nonetheless acting at a excessive degree with 18 targets and 17 assists this season, promoting a promising younger participant to welcome a 35-year-old could show to be a foul determination in the long term.
Whereas Messi’s return could possibly be an emotional second for each the participant and Barcelona followers, maybe it should not be the membership’s precedence in what could possibly be a chaotic window.