Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

Football star Lionel Messi could return to FC Barcelona soon.

According to Relevo, Barcelona's viability plan has finally got the green light from La Liga. So now it seems that Messi can return to the club.

Journalist Toni Juanmart also shared a video of the star's father and agent Jorge Messi meeting Joan Laporta, Barca president, at his house, as per Forbes.

After the meeting, Jorge confirmed his son's wish to return to the Blaugrana.

On June 30, the star will be a free agent. He announced his exit from his current club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on Saturday before the Ligue 1 giants released an official statement about his departure.

His final game for PSG was on Saturday and it ended in defeat as the team lost 3-2 at home to Clermont, as per CNN.

Sergio Ramos was also playing his final match for PSG. He scored as did PSG star Kylian Mbappé to give the club a 2-0 lead within 21 minutes. But mid-table Clermont surprised people and the team won.

As for Messi, he was booed for missing a chance from a close distance.

Ahead of the match, the club had said in a statement that Messi's "adventure" with the team would conclude at the season's end.

PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi said in the club's statement that he would like to thank Messi for his two seasons in Paris, and that to see him in the "Rouge & Bleu and at Parc des Princes, winning back-to-back Ligue 1 titles and inspiring our younger players has been a pleasure."

He shared that Messi's contribution to PSG and Ligue 1 "cannot be understated and we wish Leo and his family all the best for the future."

It was also reported that a Saudi delegation had flown to the French capital to get him sign up for Al-Hilal.

The Messi camp had reportedly accepted a two-year $1.3 billion proposal for him to play in the Middle East. But former club FC Barcelona was still the Argentine player's preferred destination.

La Liga has reportedly approved the plan for his return which means a second stint at his boyhood club. But player sales will still be needed to facilitate the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner's arrival. Barca will be able to invest 40% of what they save through players who have exited, in addition to 20% of what they make from transfers.

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