You deserve second chance – Xavi welcomes Messi back to Barcelona
Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez, has welcomed Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi back to Camp Nou.
Xavi said Messi deserves a second chance after leaving his boyhood club, Barcelona, for PSG last summer.
The Spaniard said this ahead of Barcelona’s pre-season friendly tie with the New York Red Bulls on Sunday.
“I would like Messi’s time at Barcelona not to have ended. I think he deserves a second stage here at FCB. I wish so,” Xavi was quoted by Fabrizio Romano as saying.
“If the question is whether I would like him to come back, the answer is a resounding yes!”
Messi has only spent one season in France after leaving Barcelona as a free agent last summer.
However, the Argentine captain is being linked with a return to the Camp Nou, where his former teammate Xavi is now head coach.
The 35-year-old signed a two-year deal with PSG and could be a free agent next year.
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