Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi wants to return to Barcelona after his playing days in an off-field role as technical secretary.


The name of Argentine international Messi of course took centre stage in the media over the latter weeks of the summer transfer window.

This came with the 34-year-old having been forced to close the legendary Barcelona chapter of his career, to instead seek out a new club.

Just hours after it was suggested that Messi was on the verge of putting pen to paper on a new deal at the Camp Nou, the Blaugrana released a statement, confirming the departure of their greatest ever player

Yes, I always said that I would like to come back to help the club in whatever way,” Messi, who is yet to score a Ligue 1 goal for PSG, told Sport.

“I want to be useful and help so that the club is doing well. I would love to be a technical secretary, but I don’t know if it will be at Barcelona.

I would like to return to the club to contribute what I can because I love [Barcelona] and I would love them to keep doing well, to continue growing and to continue to be among the best in the world.”


In the post-Messi era, Barcelona evidently struggled to win games in a consistent manner. This has led to the firing of Ronald Koeman as the club’s manager.