It appears that Argentine star Lionel Messi, Spanish legend of Barcelona and current French player for Paris Saint-Germain, is eager to set the stage for his possible return to the Catalan club soon.
Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain is set to expire next summer and press reports have claimed that the ‘flea’ has decided to leave the French club in light of his deteriorating relationship with the Parisian fans who used to whistle against him as the team say goodbye to the Champions League from hands of Bayern Munich.
Messi left Barcelona in August 2021 after both sides failed to renew his contract due to the Spanish League’s financial constraints and the club’s crisis, which saw him join Saint-Germain as a free player.
According to French chain Foot Mercato, Leo is willing to make explicit financial sacrifices to ease his return to the Camp Nou.
The network said that Barcelona are ready to give Messi an annual salary of up to ten million euros, it is useful that Messi is ready to accept this offer, in order for him to come back to the Catalan team, at a time when Messi has a fictitious offer from Saudi club Al Hilal to get his signature next season, With an annual salary of over 400 million euros.
On Tuesday, the website Foot Mercato broke the news that Barça’s board of directors, led by Joan Laporta, is considering giving Lionel a percentage of commercial sponsorship in addition to selling tickets and shirts, in order for the last World Cup winner to return and wear the Catalan shirt again. club.
According to the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, there are 4 conditions that must be met if Barcelona wants to return Messi to the Camp Nou, namely:
Make a good financial offer.
– Juan Laporta contacted him, set a date for an interview between them, explained what happened in 2021, and the reasons for Barcelona’s refusal to renew the contract.
– Messi and his father need to be explained how Leo can return to La Liga without the club having financial “fair play” problems.
Messi’s condition on the confidentiality of negotiations, because Barcelona’s public insistence on contacts with him can have unpleasant consequences, and Leo still has months to live in Paris, and at least 4 matches at Princes Park.
Messi has made 778 appearances for Barcelona throughout history, in which he has scored 672 goals and is the club’s all-time leading scorer, as well as 303 assists.