No interest to sign Messi back to Barcelona, Laporta


No interest to sign Messi back to Barcelona, Laporta

Barcelona club president Joan Laporta said there's no interest to sign Messi back to Barcelona and he's not in direct communication with Lionel Messi and does not see the PSG forward as an option.

Lionel Messi had been linked back to Barcelona in Spanish media after PSG were eliminated from the Champions League earlier this month, but club president Laporta has crushed talk of his return.

"I’ve received no message from Messi or his camp over a possibility of returning back to Barcelona," Laporta said on RAC1.

"As of today, we are not going to be raising this issue.

“I no longer have a fluid communication with Messi like I did before he left.

"His departure almost made me feel more bad for personal and family reasons rather than just strictly sporting.


No interest to sign Messi back to Barcelona, Laporta

“We're not considering Messi's return. We are building a new team, with a mix of young players and experience. the symbiosis is working. But Leo is Leo and he’ll always be a winner.

"For me it sure wasn't easy for him to go, but as it happened, I thought about the club finances, I couldn't put it at more risk. I think we did what we had to do."