Ever since Lionel Messi has joined Paris Saint Germain, it seems he has lost his magic. The Argentina star is finding it hard to hit the back of the net. In 25 games for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, Messi has only managed seven goals. He has also struggled with his fitness and has failed to make a mark in his debut season for the Parisian club.
The club’s performance overall has also not been impressive either despite having one of the deadliest trio- Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Leo Messi. They were shown the exit doors by Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. Post their defeat, Neymar and Messi were booed by the crowd during PSG’s 3-0 win over Bordeaux in Ligue 1 2021-22.
With Messi not looking comfortable at Parc des Princes, rumors are rife that the Argentine superstar may return to Camp Nou. Some reports have suggested that Messi’s father who is also his agent, Jorge Messi has contacted the Barca officials for a possible contract for his son. However, Fabrizio Romano, football transfer expert, has denied any such claims saying ‘There is nothing”.
“At the moment, there is still nothing, to be honest, but let’s see. I don’t see him coming back [to Barcelona] this summer. I agree [he is anonymous on the field in France],” said Romano on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE YouTube channel.
MLS move another option
Lionel Messi’s contract with PSG ends in 2023 and then only he can consider moving to his old club for whom he played for over 21 years. However, while there remains uncertainty on Messi’s move to Barcelona, his moving to the United States is another major possibility. There have also been reports that the 34-year-old can move to Major League Soccer (MLS).
Inter Miami CF have been linked with a move for the PSG superstar. The MLS outfit, who are co-owned by David Beckham, is reportedly keen to take him to the United States. Messi himself has expressed interest in moving across the ocean. “I always had the desire of being able to enjoy and have the experience of living in the United States, of living what that league is; what life is like there. I would like [to play in the United States], later; if it happens or not, I don’t know,” Messi had said a while ago.