Barcelona chief Joan Laporta sent out fresh plea for Messi

Barcelona chief Joan Laporta has admitted he hopes Lionel Messi 's Camp Nou career isn't over, with the Argentine coming into the final year of his Paris Saint-Germain contract.

Messi left Barcelona last summer and ended his 21-year association with the Spanish club to join Ligue 1 side PSG. In his debut campaign at the Parc des Princes - his first outside of Spain Messi helped the side now managed by Christophe Galtier to win the league title.

However, with Messi only having 12 months left on the two-year deal he signed in the French capital, Laporta has said that he hopes Messi’s time with Barca, having scored 672 in 778 appearances, was not over.