Inter Miami manager Gerardo Martino has said that he does not ‘know anything’ regarding rumours that Lionel Messi could return to Barcelona on loan.
Messi has been linked with a sensational return to Barcelona during the MLS off-season, which runs from October until February.
The Argentine has starred since signing for Inter Miami, scoring 12 goals in 13 appearances for the MLS outfit to inspire a turnaround in the club’s season.
Miami went 12 games unbeaten after Messi’s arrival from Paris Saint-German, but a recent hamstring injury has seen the 35-year-old miss five games and has coincided with a dip in form.
Defeat to FC Cincinnati – a fixture which saw Messi return as a substitute – at the weekend eliminated Miami from MLS postseason contention and the club’s manager, Martino, has now addressed talk of Messi returning to Barcelona on a short-term loan in the winter window.
“Is he going for fun? Maybe he’s going to visit Barcelona. Other than that, I don’t know anything else about it,” Martino said, as per GOAL.
Barcelona remain unbeaten in La Liga so far this season, but are third in the table after Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Granada. Goals from Lamine Yamal and Sergi Roberto rescued a result after the Catalans had trailed 2-0 at half-time.
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