Messi asks other clubs to help him to sign with Barcelona

Barcelona are doing what they can to bring Lionel Messi back to the club, but pessimism has grown in the local media that a deal will happen.

Many have put the matter squarely on Messi’s shoulders as to who he will join, but his camp are said to have suggested to other teams to facilitate his arrival in Catalonia.

On Cadena SER, Manu Carreno spoke about the efforts that Messi and his father Jorge are making to join Barcelona, ensuring that the striker would play for Barcelona for free.

However, this would not be allowed by La Liga, as it would come under financial manipulation.

He goes on to say that the Messi family suggested to two of Barcelona’s rivals, Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal and MLS’s Inter Miami, to help the Argentine join Barcelona and would agree to join that club after his spell back in Camp Nou.

Last week there were reports that Messi could sign for Inter Miami and go on loan to Barcelona for two seasons, which suggests there may be something to Carreno’s claims.

However, Messi would have to play or be at the club for a while in order to be loaned to Barcelona.