The chances of Lionel Messi’s sensational return to Barcelona this summer has been given an 80 % chance of happening according to reports in Spain.
The World Cup winner and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is set to be out of contract at the end of the season after a tumultuous conclusion to his time in the French capital which saw him internally fined and momentarily banned from PSG’s first team after going on a personal trip to Saudi Arabia without the club’s permission.
Lionel Messi set to end his career back at the Nou Camp?
According to Barcelona-based journalist Gerard Romero, who was streaming via Twitch yesterday, Messi’s father and agent, Jorge Messi, has told La Liga officials that his son wants to join Barcelona this summer after being offered a world-record-breaking contract by Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal worth a whopping $442m a year.
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Messi is set to turn 36 this month and with it being likely that the former Barca star only has up to two seasons left at the top level, time will tell if the sacrifices the Catalans have taken to get a deal over the line have been worth it.