Xavi Hernandez Believes Lionel Messi Can Still Make Barcelona Better

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Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has expressed his desire to have Lionel Messi back in the team next season. According to Xavi, he has been in regular contact with Messi, discussing the possibility of the Argentine’s return to Barcelona. Messi, who left Barcelona two years ago, will be a free agent this summer when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires.

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Messi: A Game-Changer for Barcelona

Xavi, in his conversation with Diario Sport, stated that Messi’s return would undoubtedly benefit Barcelona. Despite Messi’s age, Xavi believes that the Argentine forward still possesses the hunger, leadership, and talent to make a difference on the pitch. Messi’s ability to provide the final pass, score goals, and take free kicks makes him a valuable asset in the final third.

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However, the decision to return to Barcelona ultimately lies with Messi. Xavi acknowledges that he is not privy to Messi’s thoughts regarding his future. The Argentine forward, who has won numerous titles and accolades, might have doubts about returning to a different Barcelona project.

Barcelona’s Financial Hurdles

While Xavi and Barcelona fans would love to see Messi back in the team, the club faces significant financial hurdles. Barcelona needs to make savings of over €150 million to comply with LaLiga’s financial fair play rules and register new contracts for the upcoming season.

The departures of Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, two of the club’s highest earners, have started to alleviate the wage bill. However, the club will also need to generate transfer fees from players who have not featured regularly this season.

In conclusion, the possibility of Lionel Messi’s return to Barcelona is a tantalizing prospect for the club and its fans. However, the decision rests with Messi, and it remains to be seen whether the Argentine forward will choose to return to his former club.

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