Barcelona boss Xavi responds to questions on potential Lionel Messi return

Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez was, on Friday, drawn on the prospect of Lionel Messi making the move back to the club over the coming months.

Veteran attacker Messi’s plans beyond the summer have of course long remained unclear, ahead of the expiration of his two-year contract at the Parc ders Pinces.

PSG, for their part, have been working tirelessly to tie Messi down for at least one more season for some time now, as the Argentine continues to prove himself one of world football’s finest, even at the age of 35.

Speculation pointing towards the World Cup winner’s likely exit, though, has remained rampant throughout, with former club Barcelona known to be particularly keen to reunite with Messi over the months ahead.

Speaking to the media on Friday, it therefore came as little surprise when the subject of his one-time teammate’s potential comeback was put to Xavi Hernandez once more.

The Barca boss, though, was quick to reiterate that he simply ‘doesn’t know’ if such a transfer is on the cards at present.

Hinting that the Blaugrana are indeed keen on such a reunion, Xavi also added, however:

“Once we’ve won La Liga, we’ll talk about those topics.”

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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