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Lionel Messi return to Barcelona financially attainable subsequent summer time

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Barcelona vp Eduard Romeu has stated Lionel Messi‘s return to the membership as a participant can be financially attainable subsequent summer time.

Messi, 35, is out of contract with Paris Saint-Germain on the finish of the season and will probably transfer again to Barca on a free switch.

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The Argentina ahead left the membership for France in 2021 as a result of they may not afford to resume his deal whereas remaining inside their LaLiga-imposed spending restrict.

“It might be attainable financially as a result of if he returned it could be as a free agent,” Romeu advised Catalunya Radio on Wednesday when requested if the membership might afford to convey Messi again.

“Nevertheless it’s a call which must be made by the teaching workers and the participant. It does not correspond to me [to make those decisions], however it could be viable.”

Barca president Joan Laporta opened the door to a sensational Messi return in the summertime when he advised ESPN the ahead’s “chapter” on the membership remains to be “not over.”

Laporta stated he considers it his duty to make sure Messi has a “extra stunning ending” at Camp Nou than the one he skilled when he was pressured to say goodbye to the membership amid tears simply over a yr in the past.

Coach Xavi tried to minimize the possibilities of a reunion together with his former teammate in July however did say “we’ll see sooner or later” when talking on the membership’s tour of the US.

Sources near Messi have all the time maintained that his focus in the mean time is completely on the upcoming World Cup with Argentina and having a profitable season with PSG.

The panorama has drastically modified at Barca since Messi’s departure. Asset gross sales totalling over €700 million, which have been dubbed “unfair” by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi on Wednesday, allowed them to put money into Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde, amongst others, in the summertime.

Their LaLiga wage cap has elevated from -€144m to over €600m, however Romeu says that whereas they have been in a position to signal gamers like Lewandowski and will afford to convey Messi again, they’re nonetheless not utterly wholesome financially.

“With out boasting, we’ve got saved Barca, however the membership is just not economically wholesome but,” the vp added.

“There’s nonetheless a necessity for austerity and there’s a lot of labor to do. [I predict] Barca might be wholesome inside 5 years [of our mandate]. Within the 24-25 season, we might be on the stage we must be.”

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