Once again, rumors are circulating in the football community regarding Lionel Messi’s return to his former club, FC Barcelona. In this article, we will take a look at the reality of the circulated rumor and its practical probability.
Recently, Lionel Messi has been heavily linked to a much-awaited and stunning return to his boyhood club when the MLS season comes to a conclusion, with a loan transfer being speculated.
Inter Miami is most likely to miss the playoff spot in MLS this season. With Messi’s absence, Inter Miami struggled to win matches, and as a consequence, they now need to win all three remaining matches and hope for favorable results from their rivals’ fixtures. Due to Miami’s failure to secure a playoff spot, Lionel Messi’s season in MLS would come to a close on October 21, and he would have a lengthy break until February next year, which is almost a 3-month-long break.
Lionel Messi is still performing at the highest possible level, and it is highly unlikely that he will not play any football during the three-month break between the end of MLS 2023 and the beginning of MLS 2024. Many sources are stating that Lionel Messi might return to Barcelona during this period as a loanee from Inter Miami.
Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas has promised to give Messi an opportunity to say his goodbyes at Barcelona in a more fitting way, but SPORT claims no talks have taken place regarding a sensational loan switch. With all the rumors being spread, the loan transfer of Messi to Barcelona is not as simple as it seems. All we can do is wait and see whether Leo Messi will complete one of the most anticipated homecomings in football history.