Barcelona are reportedly stepping up their efforts to re-sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Lionel Messi. Because they couldn’t afford the Argentine’s deal, the Catalan giants were forced to say farewell to their greatest-ever player in 2021.
As a result, Messi moved to Parc des Princes, where he has had mixed results on both a personal and team level. While Messi’s 15 goals and 14 assists in Ligue 1 have helped propel PSG to another top-flight title,
But the French giants have fallen in the Champions League last 16 for the past two seasons. As a result, it has been speculated that cutbacks may be required during the summer in order to meet FFP standards.
Thus, this might potentially have an impact on Messi as he might have to depart after his PSG contract ends this summer. Although PSG would prefer to keep Messi for a third season, it appears that he will leave at the end of his two-year contract.
Despite interest from the MLS and the Middle East, there has been speculation about a possible return to Barcelona, assuming his former team can fix their financial problems.
According to Sky Sports News, Barcelona are in talks with La Liga to assist the return of the World Cup winner.
According to the report, Barcelona have asked for additional leeway with their financial fairplay ratio in order to sign new players this summer.
Last month, La Liga president Javier Tebas stated that Barcelona must first make £177 million in cuts and player sales before adding new players to their team.
This has resulted in their failure to register a new deal with Gavi, while it has been said that Barcelona are only interested in free transfers.
The La Liga leaders will inevitably have to make a number of sales, and contracts with the current squad will have to be renegotiated.
If Messi returns to Barcelona, he will have the opportunity to add to his record-breaking 672 goals from 778 games in all competitions.
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