FC Barcelona coach Xavi spoke about a possible return for Lionel Messi to the club stating that he is speaking with him.
Lionel Messi recently won Ligue 1 with PSG and was included in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season but he will not be renewing with PSG. Messi has been linked with a move back to Barcelona and with a move to Saudi Arabia.
Barcelona coach Xavi spoke to SPORT about Messi possibly returning. Here is what he had to say:
“No doubt Messi can still help us. He can play in several positions. A false 9, wing, inside… He’s almost become a midfielder. Maybe he’s lost a little explosiveness but we saw his World Cup. He still has years ahead of him.
“Messi’s return makes sense to me, no doubt. I’ve told president Laporta about it. Leo is still a decisive player. He’s still hungry, he’s a winner, a leader. Also just very different. The way I want the team to play, no doubt he’ll bring us a lot.
“I have the tactical plan in mind with Leo. It’s up to Leo. I think he has to decide, it’s up to him… I’m speaking with Leo, yes.”