Barcelona are ready to hand over the captain's armband to Lionel Messi if the Argentine plans to re-join the Catalan giants in the summer.
With Lionel Messi's departure from Paris Saint-Germain all but confirmed, Barcelona are planning to bring their former star back to Camp Nou in the summer and are reportedly ready to offer him the captain's armband, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Argentina star was the club captain before he left for the French club in 2021, but after Messi's departure, Sergio Busquets was handed the armband.
With two senior players, Busquets and Jordi Alba set to leave the club at the end of the ongoing season, the Catalan giants want to tempt Messi to return to the club with the captain's armband. If the move does not materialise, Robert Lewandowski or Ronald Araujo will become the team's new leader.
Messi has been linked with a move to Barcelona for a long time after it became imminent that he would not extend his stay at PSG after his contract expires in the summer. Despite reports claiming that the 35-year-old might head back to La Liga, Barcelona manager Xavi recently claimed that Messi's possible move is still up in the air.
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