Despite acknowledging that he finds Lionel Messi’s potential move back to Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain to be “complicated,” La Liga president Javier Tebas insisted that it is still feasible.
Barcelona has significantly surpassed their salary cap and must lower wages before making any new hires or extending existing contracts, but they have continued to pursue an attention-grabbing reunion with Messi despite this.
According to 90min, Barcelona and Messi are close to signing a contract to bring the Argentine back to Camp Nou. The Blaugrana are working really hard to make the move financially feasible, with a number of sales possibly in the works.
Tebas outlined what he needs to see before La Liga will accept any trades
Tebas outlined what he needs to see before La Liga will accept any trades, which is a must for Messi’s return.
“As of today, I see it as complicated,” he said to RMC’s After Foot. There is still time, but players will need to leave and the pay cost will need to go down. If they want to be able to register Messi, there must be.”
“The salary of Messi is another piece of information that we are unaware of. There are still a great deal of variables to comprehend.”
“Barca is not like PSG, which has a gas and money tap to have a large salary mass. They have to reduce the salary mass to be able to sign up players. It’s like the subway, let them out so they can get in. People still have to get out of the subway.”
Messi’s present employers, PSG, have been attempting to bind the 35-year-old to a new contract but have come to terms with the fact that he is extremely unlikely to sign one given his strong desire to return to Barcelona.
Barcelona is even thought to be considering giving Messi a supporting role behind the scenes, which they believe might help offset part of the expense of his contract, in an effort to increase their chances of securing a deal for him.