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Lionel Messi reveals he ‘feels very good’ at Paris Saint-Germain after difficult first season, casting doubt on Barcelona’s emotional comeback


Lionel Messi says he’s “having fun” at Paris Saint-Germain now that he’s settled in after his shock blow last year.

This could be bad news for Barcelona, ​​however, with an emotional return to his boyhood club in doubt.

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Messi is in fine form for club and country

Now a return to Barcelona may not be so likely

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Now a return to Barcelona may not be so likely

Messi is gearing up for the World Cup this summer with the tournament just weeks away, scoring twice in Argentina’s 3-0 win over Honduras.

The Argentine has also reached Ligue 1 form with PSG.

Last season saw a dip in the superstar’s career following his shock move to PSG, with him scoring 11 goals, a huge drop from his tally of 34 the previous season with Barca.

Now the iconic footballer has scored six times in all competitions for Les Parisiens so far this season, as well as eight assists – and Messi has revealed he is enjoying life in Paris.

“I feel different than it was last year. I had a bad time, I never finished finding myself” Messi said.

“This year is different. I arrived with another head, more attuned to the club, to the locker room, to my teammates, to the game.


Messi found his marks at PSG

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Messi found his marks at PSG

“The truth is that I feel very good. I had fun again.

During his 21 years at Barca, Messi established himself as one of the greatest footballers in the world, becoming one of the most decorated players in the history of the sport.

In 778 games for the Catalan club, Messi has scored 672 goals and registered 303 assists.

But last summer, he left on a free transfer after his contract expired due to financial problems at Camp Nou.

Messi has earned his iconic status at Barca - but he might not return now

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Messi has earned his iconic status at Barca – but he might not return now

So when the striker started to struggle to recreate the same form at PSG last season, speculation of a potential return to Barca erupted as their finances eased.

Messi’s current deal with PSG expires next summer, and given how upset he was when he left the Spanish side, returning there wouldn’t be a surprise.

However, now that Barca have signed prolific goalscorer Robert Lewandowski – a possible Messi replacement – and the Argentine is now ‘enjoying’ his time at PSG, a return next summer may be less likely.

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