By Kate Mcgreavy For Mailonline
Published: 12:38 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 13:15 BST, 2 September 2020
Barcelona will welcome wantaway star Lionel Messi back to the Nou Camp in some capacity even if he forces a move away this summer, according to Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font.
The Argentine star's future is up in the air after he told the club, via fax, he wanted to the leave.
Messi's father Jorge arrived in Barcelona on Wednesday to gain clarity on the future of his son, having showdown talks with club president Josep Bartomeu.
Barcelona will welcome wantaway star Lionel Messi back to the Nou Camp in some capacity
Font, a presidential candidate to replace Bartomeu at the elections in March, has given his take on Messi's future, stating that the LaLiga side are still holding out hope.
'I'm truly hoping reason prevails and as soon as the club and Messi's father sit down and talk, that the interest of both Messi and Barca will be taken into account and properly protected,' he told "I'm truly hopeful reason prevails. Until he's gone, we'll continue hoping the situation changes." 🤞
"What we need to ensure is that even if he leaves, these ties prevail."
"#MCFC and Pep are top candidates." 🔵@Victor_Font provides the latest on Lionel Messi's future. pic.twitter.com/rvxrSgJj3E
"I'm truly hopeful reason prevails. Until he's gone, we'll continue hoping the situation changes." 🤞