Lionel Messi could make a sensational move to Barcelona from PSG ‘with his wife not enjoying life in France’


LIONEL MESSI could make a spectacular return to Barcelona because his wife is ‘not enjoying life in France’, according to sensational reports.

The Argentine superstar, 34, only left Camp Nou amid the club’s financial disarray last summer.


Lionel Messi is linked with a transfer return to BarcelonaCredit: EPA
Messi's wife Antonela and their three children are struggling to adjust to life in Paris


Messi’s wife Antonela and their three children are struggling to adjust to life in ParisCredit: The Mega Agency

But halfway through his first season with Paris Saint-Germain, there is already talk of a departure.

According to El Nacional, Antonela Roccuzzo told her husband she was unhappy in the French capital and was pushing for her to return to Catalonia.

The family – including sons Thiago, Mateo and Ciro – are struggling to learn French and miss their friends in Barcelona, ​​while Antonela even has withdrawal symptoms from the shopping on offer there.

To make matters worse, the Parisian weather is much worse than in the region of Castelldefels where they lived.

Luis Suarez, now with Atletico Madrid, said in December: “We talk every day, we always try to avoid expectations because we are players and we know how we have to act in times like these, we let’s talk about the matches, the family.

“He told me that when he plays in the cold he suffers a lot and with the snow.


“You have to get used to how cold it is, of course.”

Messi’s misery hasn’t been limited to life away from the pitch either.

Under Mauricio Pochettino and alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, Messi has scored just one Ligue 1 goal in an injured and Covid-hit season.

And the report adds that old pals Xavi and Dani Alves are also trying to convince the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner to return to Camp Nou.

However, his contract at PSG runs until 2023.

And it may prove impossible to strike a deal before then, especially after the painful fallout between Messi’s father and agent Jorge and Barca president Joan Laporta last summer.

Barcelona have insisted they cannot sign Messi under a new contract, even with a massive pay cut due to their large debts.

But since then the club have made a number of signings, including paying up to £55million for Ferran Torres.

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