Barcelona striker Lionel Messi celebrates his second goal against Getafe with Pedri in the 32nd week of the 2020/2021 Spanish League match at Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, Thursday (22/4/2021). Barcelona won 5-2 over Getafe.
Former Barcelona star who is now playing with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Lionel Messi , is often mentioned as being able to return to Camp Nou. The rumors were welcomed by Barcelona wonderkid , Pedri, who did hope that the Argentine star would return.
Lionel Messi had to leave Barcelona in the summer of 2021. After his contract with the Blaugrana ended, Lionel Messi, who originally planned to sign a new contract, was finally forced to leave Camp Nou.
There is a salary cap rule in Spanish La Liga which makes Barcelona no longer able to recruit Lionel Messi. Sadness in the separation was inevitable. Even Lionel Messi felt sad when he had to part with the only club he defended throughout his professional career.
Lionel Messi’s performance at PSG is also quite ordinary. The Argentine player who was expected to give a lot of things, including the Champions League trophy, did not really live up to the expectations of the management and fans of the French capital club.
The situation faced by Lionel Messi at PSG has made rumors of the star’s return to Camp Nou rising. Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, is said to want to bring Messi home.
Enthusiastic Pedri – Pedri. This young Barcelona and Spanish national team player won the 2021 edition of the Golden Boy trophy after beating Borussia Dortmund’s young midfielder, Jude Bellingham. His captivating performances with the Spanish national team at the Euros and the 2020 Olympics are proof of his quality.
The rumor received a very enthusiastic response from Pedri. The Barcelona wonderkid hopes that Lionel Messi really returns to Camp Nou.
“I had an extraordinary time with Leo on and off the pitch. He is an extraordinary person, so hopefully he can come back,” Pedri said as quoted by Marca .
“I enjoyed playing with him. It would be nice if he could return to being a team-mate,” he continued.
Best Footballer – Although this season he had to miss the quarter-finals after PSG lost to Real Madrid, Lionel Messi is still listed as one of the top scorers in the party. La Pulga has scored a total of 12 goals in the last eight of the Champions League with Barcelona.
Pedri, who just joined in the summer of 2020, had the chance to play with Lionel Messi for one season. From that moment during one season, the 19-year-old got to know Lionel Messi both as an idol and as a teammate.