© press service of the club “PSG”Lionel Messi
MOSCOW, 25 Jul – Barcelona head coach Xavi has asked the club to sign a contract with Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, according to Sport.es.
Xavi believes Messi’s return to Barcelona could contribute greatly to the club’s economic and sporting recovery. It is noted that Xavi asked the president of the “blue garnet” Joan Laporta to return Messi when his contract with the French “PSG” ends.
Messi is 35 years old. He is a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner. Since 2003, he played for the Spanish “Barcelona”. The Argentine is the champion of the “blue garnet” in terms of the number of official matches played (778) and goals scored (672). As part of Barcelona, Messi became the champion of Spain 10 times, won the Spanish Cup seven times, won the Champions League four times. In August 2021, Messi moved to PSG, with whom he became the champion of France at the end of the season.