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The 2022 FIFA World Cup winner, Lionel Messi will leave French champions Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season as a free agent, however, the Argentine is expected to return to his boyhood club Barcelona after his father and agent Jorge Mendes held talks with the Catalan Giants President Joan Laporta on Monday, June 5. Amid Messi's talks with Barcelona, fans want Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Real Madrid for a probable La Liga reunion between the two greats.

When Cristiano Ronaldo joined Saudi Pro League club Al-Nassr in January 2023 following his mid-season exit from Manchester United due to a controversial interview with Piers Morgan, reports emerged that the record seven-time Ballon d'Or winner will join the Portuguese in Saudi Arabia. Ronaldo-led Al-Nassr's rival Al-Hilal have also reportedly offered a lucrative deal to bring the Argentine magician to the Middle East country.

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After La Liga accepted Blaugrana's "feasibility plan" for the summer, the 27-time Spanish league winners will now be able to sign Messi in the summer transfer window. According to recent development, Messi's return to Barcelona looks confirmed as his father Jorge Messi met Barca President Laporta to discuss his future club.

On the other hand, the 38-year-old Ronaldo joined the Saudi Arabian side mid-season and managed to end the season with 14 goals, claiming the fifth spot in the most league goals scored in the season. Since his arrival in Saudi Arabia, Ronaldo has claimed the league could enter the top five leagues across the world in the coming years.  After signing Ronaldo, the Saudi Pro League has made considerable offers to many football stars like Karim Benzema, and Sergio Ramos among others, according to reports. 

Ronaldo, who signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Al-Nassr for reportedly $200 million contract, has stated, "We have very good teams, very good Arab players, but the infrastructure – they need to improve a little bit more. Even the referees, the VAR system, should be a little quicker.  But I’m happy here, I want to continue here, I will continue here."

The statement is a testament that the Portuguese legend will continue in the oil-rich Middle Eastern country next season and his return to Real Madrid is not possible in a little while. The fans might have to wait for a Ronaldo-Messi reunion in the same football league, however, the possibilities for the same are insufficient.