Carlos Puyol has reiterated that Lionel Messi is always welcomed at Barcelona and the PSG can still play football for the club.

Messi left Barcelona after his contract expired in 2021 due to La Liga financial regulations restricting Barcelona from registering the Argentine.

Speaking at the sixth edition of the XAP charity paddle tennis tournament, former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol told reporters “It’s not too late for a Leo Messi return. He has one year left in his contract and many things can happen in that time. It depends on Xavi and Leo, but he will always be welcomed at Barça.”

The 35-year-old has been getting back on his stride after an average first season in Paris and will be aiming to win the UEFA Champions League with the Parisans.