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Lionel Messi’s brother slams reports of a Barcelona return: “Kick out Joan Laporta”



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Even after his departure to Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi has remained a hot topic at FC Barcelona. Throughout the course of this campaign, the Catalans have showcased the desire to bring the player back to Camp Nou in the coming summer.

Gerard Romero recently dropped a bombshell report claiming that Messi is not close to renewing his contract at PSG. But those claims have since been refuted by the established media and it appears the Argentine is in talks to extend his contract at Parc des Princes.

In the midst of these speculations, Messi’s brother, Matias Messi, in a Twitch live stream, has revealed that the Argentine is not going back to Barça anytime soon. And he does, there needs to be a major shakeup, including the exit of Joan Laporta.

“I have a SPORT clip that says ‘Messi should return to Barcelona’ and I said “hahahaha, we are not going back to Barcelona, and if we do, we are going to do a good cleaning. Among them, kick out Joan Laporta,” Matias said on Twitch (h/t SPORT).

There is no doubt that the Leo Messi camp holds resentment towards Laporta for not making enough provisions to keep the player at Camp Nou in 2021. The camp exclusively blames the Barcelona president, not only because of his failure to keep Messi at the club, but also asking the player to play for free at the time.

Matias Messi, though, went a step further by blaming the Barcelona fans for not backing Messi and allowing the club to sanction his departure.

“People [in Barcelona] did not support him. They should have gone out for a protest or something, Let Laporta leave and Messi stay. The Spanish are traitors. I’m telling this because I want it to come out of our guts,” he added.

Matias’ comments are the latest indication that Messi is going to return to Catalonia anytime. If anything, the attacker is inching closer to a renewal that could seal his future in the French capital for the coming years.

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