Lionel Messi revealed his desire to make a comeback to Barcelona this season. However, the celebrated footballer cited the absence of several crucial elements as the reason for failing to strike a deal with his former team.Information Guide Nigeria
After extensive discussions with Barcelona, the 35-year-old athlete may be making a return to Camp Nou following the expiration of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of this month.
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In a surprising turn of events, Messi has declined the chance to return to Barca and has opted to sign with Inter Miami, a team in the Major League Soccer, without any transfer fee.
During a collaborative interview with Spanish publications Sport and Mundo Deportivo, Messi expressed his desire to promptly determine his future and opposed Barcelona’s potential sale of players to facilitate his return, on Wednesday.
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‘Yes, the truth is, I obviously really wanted to, very excited to be able to return, but, on the other hand, after having experienced what I experienced and the exit I had, I did not want to be in the same situation again – wait to see what would happen and leave my future in someone else’s hands, so to speak,’ Messi said.
‘I wanted to make my own decision, thinking about myself, about my family. Although I heard that it was said that La Liga had accepted everything and that everything was fine for me to return, there were still many other things that had to be done.
‘I heard that they had to sell players or lower player salaries and the truth is that I didn’t want to go through that, or take charge of obtaining something that had to do with all that.