Barcelona are confident to bring Lionel Messi back and his salary will not be a problem next summer.
On the Que Golazo Podcast, Fabrizio Romano stated that Barcelona believes they won’t run into any pay concerns while trying to re-sign Lionel Messi in the summer of 2023.
Last season, Messi left Barcelona under tough circumstances when the team was unable to renew the contract of their former captain owing to financial difficulties. After a sluggish start with PSG, the 35-year-old is now thriving in France.
In fact, the Argentine superstar has already contributed to 15 goals in all competitions this season after 11 games, and he appears to be enjoying his time in Paris among players like Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
However, there are rumors about Messi’s future as his PSG contract is set to end next summer. According to Romano, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is “in love” with the Ligue 1 champions, who want to keep him around past the current season.
In order to accomplish this, they previously spoke with the superstar forward’s team about a potential extension back in August.
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Barcelona president Joan Laporta is eager to get the legendary player back to Camp Nou, but the club is equally determined to re-sign Messi.
The 35-year-old is apparently being considered by the Catalans, and lately, Eduard Romeu, vice-president of the economy, stated that the deal would be profitable for the Blaugrana because Messi would be available for a free transfer.
Romano has now expanded on those remarks, saying that Barcelona is confident they won’t run into any problems with his salaries or anything else should they try to recruit Messi next summer.
His departure was caused by the Catalans’ refusal to renew his contract, and as a result, they had trouble signing players both last year and this year. However, Romano claims that the team is confident that there won’t be any issues in 2023 and that they will be able to sign Messi.
As things stand, the captain of Argentina appears to have perfect control of the situation. He will have to decide if he wants to go back to Barça, stay at PSG, or select a third option, which is the MLS, as all three organizations have already made first offers.
Messi and his team have made it plain that no decisions on his future will be made until the new year. The world-famous athlete is presently entirely focused on the forthcoming FIFA World Cup, where he will represent Argentina. Only once the competition is over will he begin to consider his future.
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