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Lionel Messi tells Barcelona he wants to return after PSG

Lionel Messi intends to return to Barcelona with his family when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires.

He stated that he would like to assist the LaLiga team as a technical director.

Messi signed a two-year free transfer agreement with PSG after ending a two-decade spell at FC Barcelona, where he was the club’s all-time leading scorer with 672 goals.

“What is almost confirmed … is that we are going to live in Barcelona again and that our life will be there,” the 34-year-old Argentine said in an interview with Spanish outlet Sport.

“It’s what my wife wants and what I want. I don’t know when my contract with PSG ends, but we’ll go back to Barcelona to live.

“I always said that I would love to be able to help the club … I would love to be a technical director at some point. I don’t know if it will be at FC Barcelona or not.

“If there is a possibility, I would like to contribute again because it’s the club that I love and I would love for it to continue doing well, to continue being one of the best in the world.”

Barca, who are ninth in LaLiga, sacked coach Ronald Koeman last week.

Messi limped off injured in PSG’s 2-1 win over champions, Lille, on Friday, but coach Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful he will be available for this week’s Champions League game at RB Leipzig.

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