Lionel Messi’s father, Jorge says he would love his son to return to Barcelona.
He made this known in an interview with RAC 1.
Recall that the Argentine superstar only left Barca last summer after his contract expired.
However, there have been talk he could return to the Nou Camp, with manager Xavi admitting that the door is always open for Messi to move back.
Jorge, speaking to Twitch channel Jijantes FC about the possibility of the 34-year-old wearing the Blaugrana jersey again, said: “I hope it [happens], some day.”
Despite the comments by Messi’s dad and Xavi’s wishes, Barca president Joan Laporta said in March that the club are not looking to bring him back any time soon.
He said in an interview with RAC 1: “I’ve received no message from Messi or his camp over a possibility of returning to Barcelona.
“As of today, we are not going to be raising this issue.”
Style of play
A versatile forward, Messi often plays as a classic number 10.
Due to his short stature, Messi has a lower centre of gravity than taller players, which gives him greater agility, allowing him to change direction more quickly and evade opposing tackles; this has led the Spanish media to dub him La Pulga Atómica (“The Atomic Flea”).
Despite being physically unimposing, he possesses significant upper-body strength, which, combined with his low centre of gravity and resulting balance, aids him in withstanding physical challenges from opponents; he has consequently been noted for his lack of diving in a sport rife with playacting.
His short, strong legs allow him to excel in short bursts of acceleration while his quick feet enable him to retain control of the ball when dribbling at speed. His former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola once stated, “Messi is the only player that runs faster with the ball than he does without it.”