By John Owen Nwachukwu
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi has warned his former club, Barcelona against signing Simons Xavi.
The 18-year-old Xavi missed the decisive penalty in PSG’s French Cup exit to Nice on Monday night.
Xavi is a product of Barcelona’s academy but left the Catalan side in 2019 after being offered a lucrative deal by PSG and the LaLiga giants were said to be far from happy with the nature of the youngster’s exit.
Barcelona had kept faith in the youngster as he was seen as the next big talent to make the grade at the Catalan side.
Catalan newspaper El Nacional reports that Barcelona have been considering bringing him back to Camp Nou in the summer.
And El Nacional now reports that Barcelona new boss Xavi Hernandez has reached out to Messi to discuss whether it would be a good idea to re-sign the youngster.
Both men discussed the player over dinner when Messi visited Barcelona to celebrate Xavi Hernandez’s birthday recently and the Argentine superstar advised against signing the young Xavi.
Messi is said to have told the Barca manager that many of the issues the Catalan side had with him as a youngster are still present.
The 18-year-old Spaniard is said to lack humility and believes he is better than Messi. He also demands a massive salary with Barca despite not yet turning pro.