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Barcelona president met with Messi’s father to discuss potential deal – report




Earlier this month, Jorge Messi, the father and agent of former Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, was in Barcelona. The trip took place soon after a meeting with Paris Saint-Germain over a new contract for the Argentine superstar.

At the time, Jorge Messi vehemently said that his son returning to Barça seemed impossible, while also claiming that there had been no talks with president Joan Laporta nor there was any offer on the table.

However, according to the latest information from Catalunya Radio, Jorge Messi met with Barcelona president Laporta recently and several topics were discussed during the chat.

As per the report, the first topic discussed between the two parties was the future of Messi and a possible return to Barcelona.

The 35-year-old is out of contract with PSG in the summer and is yet to renew. Conflicting reports have been doing the rounds in media, with some claiming that Messi intends to continue in Paris while some state that he is not in favour of a renewal with Les Parisiens.

Amidst this, reports of a meeting between Laporta and Messi’s father are certain to raise some level of intrigue among the Cules.

Apart from the discussion about the seven-time Ballon d’Or’s future, Laporta is also understood to have spoken to Jorge Messi about the Blaugrana’s tribute act for Leo.

Talks of a possible statue outside Camp Nou have been doing the rounds for a while and those ideas might have been presented to Messi’s agent and father.

Finally, the two parties are also reported to have discussed the ill-advised comments made by Messi’s brother, Matias, earlier this month when he made incendiary comments towards Barcelona as well as Laporta, for which he immediately apologised.

Barça are intent on facilitating Messi’s return in the summer. But between Laporta’s strained relationship with the club icon, the poor financial situation and PSG’s contract offer, it remains to be seen if he comes back to the club for one last dance.

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