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Just in: Xavi wants Barcelona to sign Messi on a free transfer in 2023



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In a bombshell report published by Diario SPORT tonight, it appears Xavi has requested Barcelona to bring back none other than Lionel Messi next summer.

The Barça coach believes the return of Messi is the key to the club’s success in the years to come, both from a sporting and a financial perspective.

Xavi shares a close relationship with Messi, having shared the pitch together for a chunk of his professional career. He believes the Argentine has the quality to further improve Barcelona and has thus asked the club to study the possibility of signing him on a free transfer in 2023.

That is when Messi’s contract with PSG comes to an end. potentially paving the way for Barça to sanction his return on a free transfer. Xavi believes the forward can financially help the club due to his global image which will further enhance the Barça brand.

Further, welcoming him back to Camp Nou could help Barcelona reconcile with their prodigal son, who had to leave the club abruptly due to the club’s financial situation.

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