Soccer-Messi wants to return to Barcelona after hanging up his shoes


November 1 (Reuters)Lionel Messi has said he will return to live in Barcelona with his family at the end of his stay at Paris St Germain and would like to help the LaLiga club in the role of technical director.

Messi ended a two-decade stint at the cash-strapped Spanish club, where he is their top scorer with 672 goals, out of season and joined PSG on a free transfer on a two-year contract.

“What is almost confirmed (…) is that we will be living in Barcelona again and our life will be there,” said the 34-year-old Argentine in an interview with Spanish media Sport.

“It’s what my wife wants and what I want. I don’t know when my contract with PSG ends but we will return to live in Barcelona.

“I’ve always said I wish I could help the club… I would like to be technical director at some point. I don’t know if it will be Barcelona or not.

“If there is a possibility, I would like to contribute again because this is the club that I love and I would like him to continue to do well, to continue to grow and to continue to do well. to be one of the best in the world. “

Barca, ninth in La Liga, sacked coach Ronald Koeman last week.

Messi injured himself with a limp in PSG’s 2-1 win over champions Lille on Friday, but coach Mauricio Pochettino will be hopeful he will be available for the Champions League game this week at RB Leipzig.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bangalore; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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