Barcelona chief Laporta teases emotional Lionel Messi return as La Liga giants unveil Dani Alves after shock transfer

LIONEL MESSI and Andres Iniesta could follow Dani Alves back to Barcelona to give the Nou Camp an old revamp.

That's the amazing claim of Barca president Joan Laporta after new manager Xavi re-signed Brazil right-back Alves, 38.

Laporta insists fellow legends Messi, 34, and Iniesta, 37, might also be reunited with 41-year-old Xavi.

That would give Barcelona a vintage rewind to their greatest team – despite their cash problems.

And asked about an awesome foursome reunion, Laporta said: "I do not rule it out.

"It has happened with Dani. And I want to thank him because he has seen the situation of the club and wants to come to help.

"We are going to reverse this situation, but now he has made this effort. It has to be appreciated.

"Messi and Iniesta are spectacular, I cannot predict the future, as they are still playing, but they have made the club great, we always keep them in mind, although now they have contracts with others clubs and you have to respect that, but in life you never know."

Argentina superstar Messi is in the first season of a two-year PSG deal after leaving Barcelona last summer due to contract problems.

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And Iniesta – who formed Barca's pass-master midfield duo with Xavi – has been with Japanese club Vissel Kobe for three years.

Alves revealed Xavi was behind his shock return from home country giants Sao Paulo.

He said: "I love him very much. We're in a new process here, and I would encourage everyone to come back. 

"I have been in a lot of places, but there's no place like this."


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