Barcelona are ready to hand over the captaincy to Lionel Messi if the Argentine plans to rejoin the Catalan giants in the summer.
Following Lionel Messi’s almost confirmed departure from Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona are planning to bring their former star back to the Camp Nou in the summer and are reportedly ready to offer him the captaincy, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Argentine star captained the club before he left for the French club in 2021, but after Messi left, Sergio Busquets was handed the armband.
With two senior players, Busquets and Jordi Alba, due to leave the club at the end of the current season, the Catalan giants are keen to tempt Messi to return to the club with the armband. If the move fails, Robert Lewandowski or Ronald Araujo will become the new team leader.
Messi has long been linked with a move to Barcelona after it became imminent that he would not extend his stay at PSG after his contract expired in the summer. Despite reports that the 35-year-old could return to La Liga, Barcelona manager Xavi recently stated that Messi’s possible move is still in the air.
Messi will be next in action on Saturday when PSG face Strasbourg in Ligue 1. The point will confirm another league title for the French giants.