Lionel Messi possible arrival to Barcelona was considered unlikely due to his strained relationship with Joan Laporta. Also along with the club’s financial problems made it seem like an improbable scenario.
Recently, there has been a shift in the situation surrounding Lionel Messi return to Barcelona. Despite the obstacles of a strained relationship with Joan Laporta and the club’s economic struggles, there are now optimistic reports and discussions among players and the president about the possibility of Messi coming back to the Catalan club.
What did La Liga president talk regarding return of Messi?
According to a quote from Mundo Deportivo, La Liga president Javier Tebas recently spoke about Lionel Messi’s potential return to Barcelona. He gave a more realistic perspective on the situation. He also reminded fans of the financial struggles that Barcelona is currently facing.
“Many things have to change for Leo Messi’s return to Barcelona. First off, he has to drastically lower his salary, the club must offload players and other things that they are yet to do. They are the only ones who can do it. We will not change the rules.”
“Messi can’t be at Barcelona or PSG next season. In fact, PSG earn less money than Barcelona.”
Lionel Messi approaches the end of his career in Europe. Hence, it is likely that the PSG player will be willing to accept a pay cut and return to Barcelona, a club he loves. However, the Barcelona management, must find ways to offload players. Since, the club is currently struggling with the registration of new contracts for Gavi and Ronald Araujo due to financial constraints.
Undoubtedly, bringing back Messi would require some significant changes and departures within the Barcelona squad. The club may have to make tough decisions to offload key players to accommodate the star forward. It is unclear how far Barcelona is willing to go to sign Messi, considering the prerequisite of player sales. The club’s future and financial stability must take priority in any decision-making process.
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