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'Will not rule out return of Lionel Messi & Andres Iniesta,' claims Barcelona president

Arjun Singh Devgan
Presentation Of Dani Alves As New Player Of FC Barcelona
Presentation Of Dani Alves As New Player Of FC Barcelona / AFP7/GettyImages

Barcelona president, Joan Laporta opened up on the return of the legends of the club during the presentation of another legend in Dani Alves at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, teasing the return of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta.

The Catalan giants president was extremely happy to see Alves return to the club where he established himself as arguably the best right-back in the world, with the Brazilian returning on a free transfer on the insistence of new manager and his former team-mate, Xavi Hernandez.

"Thank you for coming back. We will do it again, Dani. It is a day full of emotions that are repeated from when you [first] came to Barcelona. Alves is a self-made man, who has fought, has talent and imprints his character wherever he goes," he said during the presentation.

"He is the player with the most titles in history. He told me that he wanted to come back and help this team that is being formed. He's a person who likes to compete and he transmits that to the team."

The Spaniard also teased the over 10,000 Barcelona fans present at the Camp Nou by not ruling out the return of Messi and Iniesta, two of the biggest matchwinners in Barcelona's history.

"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. These are people who have made this club great. 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," he added.