I’d like to change the way it ended – Messi confirms Barcelona return

 Inter Miami superstar Lionel Messi has confirmed his plan to return to Barcelona.

The 36-year-old admitted that his departure from the Nou Camp in 2021 left a “bitter taste”.

Messi bid farewell to Barca as their financial struggles made it impossible for the club to fund a contract extension.

He joined Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent and when presented a chance to rejoin the Catalans this summer, he opted to sign for Inter Miami.

Messi has not had the chance to bid a proper farewell to Barcelona fans and he has now confirmed his intention to fix that situation after winning his record-extending eighth Ballon d’Or in Paris on Monday evening.

“There was a bitter taste when I left and I don’t like that. I’d like to change the way the story ended.

“I deserve to say goodbye to the people that gave me so much joy. If it happens I’ll be very happy to be there of course,” he told reporters.