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Huge twist in the future of Lionel Messi as Saudi move is hijacked

With Lionel Messi officially departing PSG, the popular expectation was for him to move to Saudi Arabia and their Pro League with Al-Hilal. However, there’s a huge twist in the tail with his old club Barcelona entering the frame.

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Barcelona enter the fray to sign Lionel Messi from PSG

As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Lionel Messi’s father Jorge is in negotiations with Barcelona president Joan Laporta to discuss Messi’s potential return. It’s a plan already rubber-stamped by LaLiga.

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Intel: @fabrizioromano / Twitter

Messi back to Barca?

If Messi does complete a sensational return to the Catalan club, it will be less than two years after his teary, emotionally charged exit in 2021. The club’s fans and hierarchy would surely welcome him back with open arms, but it remains to be seen how they’ll need to reshuffle their wage bill to accommodate the great man on their books.

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Messi back to Barca? Image: Sky Sports

Meanwhile, hit up James Freemantle for more insights, analysis and love for the beautiful game.

Also, follow The South African on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news updates

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