FC Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has said he would love to see Lionel Messi return to the Catalan outfit in the future.
Until leaving Barcelona in the summer of 2021 after his contract with the club had expired, Lionel Messi had spent the entirety of his club football career at the Spanish side. The Argentine superstar wanted to stay at Barcelona beyond that, but the La Liga side could not retain his services due to financial and structural obstacles.
Lionel Messi then joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in the summer of 2021. He has since been playing for Paris Saint-Germain. After enduring a rather underwhelming 21/22 season with PSG, Messi has looked back to his best in the ongoing campaign.
Lionel Messi has been sensational for Paris Saint-Germain so far this season. But he has entered the final six months of his contract with the French heavyweights. He has not yet signed a contract extension with PSG. Some have speculated that Messi could return to Barcelona.
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Lionel Messi’s Barcelona return will be very special, says Ronald Araujo
When asked about a potential return to Barcelona for Lionel Messi, Ronald Araujo, who plays for the Catalan outfit, said he would love to see the club icon re-join the Camp Nou outfit.
Ronald Araujo also said that the return of Lionel Messi to Barcelona would be very special and that they would be very happy if the 35-year-old could come back to the Catalan outfit.
Ronald Araujo also hailed Lionel Messi as the best footballer in the world and said he would sign the Argentine if he was Mateu Alemany, Barcelona’s director of football.
“Messi’s return? We’ll see, but I’d love it,” Ronald Araujo told Gerard Romero’s Jijantes FC.
“Leo’s return will be very special. He is the best player in the world and we will be happy if he can come back. If I was Mateu Alemany [Barca’s director of football], I would sign Rodrigo Bentancur and Leo Messi.”
Meanwhile, Barcelona sits atop the points table in La Liga, ahead of defending champions and second-placed Real Madrid. The Catalan outfit have an 11-point lead at the top of the La Liga points table.
Barcelona have 56 points from 21 matches in the Spanish top flight so far this season. Real Madrid, meanwhile, have 45 points from 20 matches so far in the 22/23 season.
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