FC Barcelona right-back and club legend Dani Alves shared his thoughts on Lionel Messi’s departure and called on his former teammate to return to Barcelona and play alongside him again.
Lionel Messi signed a two-year contract at PSG in the summer of last year after the Catalan team failed to provide the Argentine with a contract due to its poor financial situation. Messi had to leave his childhood club in tears and move to Paris to start a new chapter in his career.
The move, however, did not seem to have worked out well for the Argentine and the situation does not seem to be getting any better for the seven-times Ballon d’Or winner. The Argentine could only manage to score seven times in the 25 games he has played for PSG.
Dani Alves, a former teammate and a long time friend to Lionel Messi, spoke to ESPN in an interview that took place before PSG’s Champions League elimination against Real Madrid.
“Messi is not enjoying himself,” Alves told ESPN.
“For me, he’s out of place. Right now, Leo is out of place there. Hopefully, he can come back [to Barcelona]. I don’t know if it’s possible, but if he comes… let him come here with me.”
“Leo always said to me: ‘Where could I be happier than here?’ I’m proof of that. There’s nowhere better than here. For whatever reason, Leo isn’t here today but I hope he can come back.”
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