Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said that the Catalan giants are having trouble signing Messi, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
When Messi leaves the Parc des Princes at the end of the month, the Blaugrana are eager to confirm his return to Camp Nou. The 35-year-old has made the decision not to sign a new deal with the Parisians.
However, Barcelona’s financial problems make it more difficult to pursue their legendary former attacker. In order to comply with Financial Fair Play, they need to cut €200 million from their wage bill.
It would appear that Laporta has mentioned the financial issues that are hindering their desire to fire Lionel Messi. The Barca president said (through Reshad Rahman):
“Messi? Assuming it’s troublesome, you’ll see.”
This may suggest that the Catalan giants will not be able to convince Messi to resign. Al Hilal, the reigning champions of the Saudi Pro League, have no such financial issues and are prepared to offer the Argentine an unprecedented €400 million per year contract. According to reports, Al-Za’eem intends to make the signing of Lionel Messi public on Wednesday, June 6.
Nevertheless, Barcelona has made it abundantly clear that they want to secure a reunion with the 2022 FIFA World Cup victor. The legendary forward’s return to Camp Nou will be welcomed, according to Barca boss Xavi.
Robert Lewandowski, on the other hand, has expressed his delight at the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner’s return to the La Liga champions. Messi sacked 672 objectives and 303 aids 778 games for the Blaugrana prior to leaving for PSG in 2021.
In 75 games played at the Parc des Princes, Lionel Messi has scored 32 goals and contributed 35 assists. He leaves the Parisians as a double cross Ligue 1 boss.
After leaving Barcelona in 2021, Lionel Messi admitted that he had difficulty adjusting to life at PSG
Messi left Barcelona in 2021, cementing his legacy as perhaps the club’s greatest player. The former captain of Barca won seven Copa del Rey trophies, ten La Liga titles, and four Champions League trophies.
The Argentine additionally completed as top scorer in La Liga on eight events and thrived close by his colleagues at Camp Nou. When explaining his difficulties when he first arrived at PSG, Messi made reference to this. Last year, he told TyC Sports:
“I also had to get used to a new way of playing because I had always played one way. When I got to a place where things are different, you play differently, you see football differently, and you have new teammates, I had teammates in Barcelona who had played with me for a long time and knew me by heart.”
Xavi’s side brought home the La Liga championship interestingly beginning around 2019 this season. However, they had a difficult time competing in the Champions League, losing in the group stage. PSG did the same thing, losing to PSG in the round of 16 for the second year in a row.
The manager of Barca clearly believes that the legendary forward can help his team compete on all fronts next season. However, their dire financial situation continues to be a sticking point.