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LIONEL MESSI WANTS TO RETURN TO BARCELONA AFTER NOT HAVING CHANCE TO SAY GOODBYE<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">2</span> min read</span>

Messi left Barcelona under something of a cloud in 2021 after his contract expired and negotiations failed to lead to an extension. After a spell at PSG, Messi then made the move to the United States, where he now plays for Inter Miami.

After collecting the eighth Ballon d’Or trophy of his career – having won the World Cup with Argentina – Messi said he wants a proper goodbye at the Nou Camp.

Lionel Messi says he would welcome the opportunity to say a proper goodbye to Barcelona supporters.
It comes after the club’s sporting director, Deco, said that the Argentine superstar deserves a farewell match at the Camp Nou.
Messi – who is celebrating a record-extending eighth Ballon d’Or triumph – departed Barcelona in July 2021 after his contract with the club expired.
He had a rocky final couple of years with the Catalan giants after sharing his dissatisfaction with the direction the club was heading both on and off the field.
As Messi’s contract came to its end, negotiations failed to lead to an extension and he tearfully announced he was leaving, with Paris Saint-Germain his next destination.
Due to his time in Barcelona coming to an end during the off-season, Messi remains regretful about not being able to say goodbye to the supporters he played in front of for 17 years at first team level.
Speaking about the idea of a tribute match taking place, he said: “I don’t know if that’s going to happen, but I would love to be able to say goodbye to people in another way.
“I think there was a strange feeling when I left. It’s not good with everything we shared and lived together, and with everything that the club gave and I gave back to the club, I think I deserve to be able to say goodbye to people who I shared so many good and bad moments together during my career.