Javier Tebas would make a “very stupid” move if the La Liga president prevents Barcelona from re-signing Lionel Messi, director of giants Camp Nou has said.
Juli Guiu, Barcelona’s vice president of marketing, reacted the next day to Tebas’ announcement, saying that La Liga would not change its rules to help smooth such a deal.
Spanish league chief Tebas is waiting for Barcelona’s ‘viability plan’ for next season, saying he hopes the club can ‘take the necessary steps to make room for Messi, but of course we’re not going to change any of the rules for Messi’ “. sign”.
Messi scored 672 goals in 780 games for Barcelona, setting records on both fronts, but he tearfully turned down a free transfer two years ago after financial constraints prevented the club from signing him to a new contract.
Since then, there has been much talk of Messi’s return from Paris Saint-Germain, with his original contract in France expiring at the end of the season.
It seems highly likely, and Guiu told Spanish broadcaster RAC 1: “It would be good news beyond the published numbers, but it would be great news.
“He is still the number one footballer in the world, without a doubt. (Erling from Manchester City) Haaland doesn’t have the same appeal as Messi.
“It’s clear that his return will be positive in the marketing world, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be back.”
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Guyu was asked if Tebas would benefit from Messi’s return to La Liga and he said: “Of course, and it would be very stupid if he didn’t help us if this agreement ends up going through.”
Tebas said on Wednesday that Barcelona had ways to finance a deal for the player who led Argentina to a World Cup victory in December.
Barça can make moves; they sell players,” Tebas said. “We hope that this will happen because I am a Messi fan and would like Messi to play in our league.”