He vice president of the sports area of FC Barcelona, Rafael Yusteadvocated this Friday for the return of Lionel Messi to the Barcelona club and acknowledged contacts with the striker’s family.
At the press conference to present the Barça Academy World Cup tournament held at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, the manager pointed out that he has “great respect” for the French club, with whom he Messi has a contract until next Junealthough he did not hide that, on a personal level, he would like the footballer to wear the Barça jacket again.
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“I’ve always had the thorn in me that Leo (Messi) couldn’t continue at Barça. Of course I would love him to come back”, explained Yuste, who added that the “infatuation (between the player and the club) is mutual” and “fate is wise and makes you go back where you should be”.
However, Yuste admitted that recently the president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, met with the footballer’s father and pointed out that there is a “good relationship” with the player’s environment.
However, the leader of the Barça club qualified that a possible return of Messi to the Camp Nou It will depend on the financial situation of the club.highly conditioned by the financial ‘fair play’ regulations imposed by LaLiga.
Despite the fact that Yuste was in favor of Messi’s return, indicated that there is no “plan of attack” to hire the footballer and stressed that he has “a lot of respect” for PSG.
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Yuste’s statements come after a few weeks in which several Barcelona footballers, such as Marc-André ter Stegen and Sergi Roberto, They have shown themselves in favor of the ’10’ playing again at the Camp Nou.
In addition, the former Argentine soccer player Sergio Agüero, a friend of Leo Messi, recently explained that the chances that the footballer would wear Barcelona again were 50%.