• Lionel Messi talks about returning to Barcelona
  • Messi doesn't want to blame anybody for his Barcelona exit
  • The Catalans are open to the idea of having the Argentine back

Only time could tell, but Lionel Messi is certain he will make his return to Barcelona in the future.

Messi shocked the sporting world when he decided to part ways with his boyhood club Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain this past summer.

Since then, Barca moved on and made certain changes in the club in the hope to build a new elite-level team in the post-Messi era.

In the process, Barcelona turned to their legendary players with Xavi Hernandez now appointed as the club manager.

As for Messi, the idea of returning to Barca has never been ruled out.

“As a player?” Messi asked Marca when quizzed if he will ever return to Barcelona.

“I always said that at some point I will return to Barcelona because it is my home and because I am going to live there. And obviously, if I can contribute and help the club, I would love to come back."

The way Messi left Camp Nou was not how many fancied it to be.

It can be recalled that the financial crisis at Barcelona was the primary reason why the Catalans were prompted to let the best player in the club’s history go.

For Messi, it doesn’t make any sense pointing fingers at this point and he is sticking to what the Barcelona higher-ups said about the issue.

“I do not know, but it's done,” the 34-year-old said of the situation that led to his Barcelona departure.

“I left there and time has passed,” he continued. “What they told me is that they couldn't renew my contract and that I couldn't stay. You don't have to look for more culprits or look back at what happened. I'll stick with what they told me and that's it. ”

Stop arguing: Lionel Messi said he wants everyone at Barcelona to pull together
Stop arguing: Lionel Messi said he wants everyone at Barcelona to pull together AFP / Josep LAGO

In an earlier interview, Messi revealed his idea of a Barcelona comeback.

According to the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, he may not return as a player, but he would be pleased to help the club as part of the coaching staff.

“I would love to be a technical secretary at some point,” the PSG star confessed. “I don't know if it will be in Barcelona or not. Or if it will be otherwise. [But] If there is a possibility, I would like to contribute again in what I can because it is the club that I love and I would love for it to continue to be good, to continue growing, and to continue being one of the best in the world.”

Barcelona, on the other hand, has not closed the door for Messi. In fact, the club’s president Joan Laporta previously admitted that anything is possible at the moment.