Xavi reveals who is stopping Messi from signing for Barcelona

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Barcelona want to sign Lionel Messi. Xavi wants Messi to return back to Barcelona, and the Barca players are eager to see the deal happen as well.

So, what then could stop the deal from happening?

Barcelona coach Xavi feels they’re getting closer to re-signing Lionel Messi.

Off contract at the end of the month, Messi’s father was seen at the home of Barca president Joan Laporta on Sunday.

There have been meetings between club president Joan Laporta and Messi’s father, Jorge Messi.

After their friendly win against Vissel Kobe, Xavi said that it’s in the hands of Messi and his dad.

He said: “The situation is in the hands of the president and Leo’s father, therefore, we’ll see, we’ll see how it ends, but in the end Leo has the upper hand.”

On the news of approval from La Liga to the financial feasibility plan of Barcelona, Xavi added, “We are happy, for the moment we have the OK to the feasibility plan of the LaLiga and now, to get going, get down to work and strengthen ourselves, which we need.”