Messi Urged To Return To Barcelona
The Argentine's former teammate Dani Alves is trying to get the old gang back together.
Dani Alves is pleading with former team-mate Lionel Messi to return to Barcelona for a "last dance" together.
Messi has struggled to star at Paris Saint-Germain after having to make a stunning exit from Barcelona last summer.
The Argentine maestro has only scored three times in 27 domestic games for the French side this season. And possibly even fewer people are watching (we joke). He was also booed by fans after PSG's Champions League collapse to Real Madrid in the Round of 16.
Messi's former teammate Alves has called on Messi, who will turn 35 in the summer, to return to the club having made his own comeback at the Nou Camp this season.
Alves telling Catalan media outlet Diario Sport: "I don't know what he thinks or wants to do. He could come back for a little year with me for a last dance. Why not?"
"There’s nowhere better than here. We cannot be better off than at Barca. He left and tried the experience. It’s time to return home if he wants."
During their time together, both Messi and Alves enjoyed incredible success at Barcelona - winning 23 trophies at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona chief Joan Laporta has previously refused to rule out a return to the club for Messi or Andres Iniesta, who has been playing for Japanese side Vissel Kobe since 2018.
He said, as per the Mirror: 'It has happened with Dani, who has already said that age is just a number and has also made a significant financial effort to return.
'You are talking about two spectacular players, with Leo and Andres. I cannot predict the future, they are still playing. You never know in life.'
Messi's contract at PSG runs through until the summer of 2023 when he will have turned 36.