Barcelona do not want Lionel Messi back because we’re building a new team with young people, club President Joan Laporta insists

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Barcelona do not want Lionel Messi back because we?re building a new team with young people, club President Joan Laporta insists

Barcelona president, Joan Laporta has stated that the club has no interest in re-signing Lionel Messi after allowing the 34-year-old to join Paris Saint-Germain last summer. 

 

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner joined PSG after Barcelona released a bombshell statement stating that he would be leaving the club due to financial restrictions placed upon them by LaLiga amid their colossal debts.  

 

However, Messi has been linked with a return to Barcelona after just one season because he is reportedly ‘unhappy’ with the Ligue 1 side and disappointed about their Champions League exit.

Barcelona president Laporta has now dismissed claims that Messi could be returning back to the Nou Camp

 

He said that the Catalans are focused on ‘building a new team with young people’.  

 

Speaking to RAC1, Laporta said: ‘I’ve received no message from Lionel Messi or his camp over a possibility of returning to Barcelona. At the moment we are not considering it.  

 

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Source: Linda Ikeji