Barcelona president Joan Laporta overheard revealing Lionel Messi transfer plan at LaLiga clash vs Getafe | The Sun

Barcelona president Joan Laporta overheard revealing Lionel Messi transfer plan at LaLiga clash vs Getafe | The Sun

BARCELONA president Joan Laporta appeared to reveal his Lionel Messi transfer plan.

Laporta was in the stands at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez yesterday to watch Barca's 0-0 draw with Getafe.

The result saw the Catalan giants' lead at the top of LaLiga cut to 11 points with Real Madrid beating Cadiz.

But more importantly, it could have revealed the grand designs Laporta has to bring Messi back to the Nou Camp this summer, with initial contact already made.

The 60-year-old posed for photographs with Barca supporters.

And as he was doing so, one said to him: "Messi to Barca."


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Laporta replied with a smile and a wink and simply said: "Yes."

Now Barcelona fans are convinced the video circulating online is proof their club will try and re-sign Messi.

One said: "It's happening."

Another wrote: "He is coming home."

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A third added a video of Thomas Tuchel celebrating wildly down the touchline.

But others are less convinced – after Laporta suggested Messi would not leave in 2021.

One replied: "This guy is really good at PR and cheated Messi before. I don’t think he is reliable."

And a final user commented: "Until I see Messi in Barca shirt, I don't believe anything."

Messi, 35, left Barcelona in tears when his contract expired in 2021 but could not sign an extension due to the LaLiga club's financial woes and Spanish employment law preventing a major wage cut.

Instead he signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain.

But with that deal running out at the end of this season, his future is still unclear.

There has reportedly been offers from Inter Miami as well as Saudi Arabia to try and lure Messi to a new market.

However, Barcelona fans would be delighted to see their former captain, record appearance maker and record goalscorer return to the club he first joined aged 13.

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