It’s no secret to anyone that the great objective of FC Barcelona for the summer market is to specify the return of Leo Messi. The Argentine will leave Paris Saint-Germain and has yet to define what his new team will be, as he has multimillion-dollar offers from Al-Hilal and also knocking at his door from MLS.
However, the reigning world champions want to continue competing in Europe to keep up the momentum for the 2024 Copa America and once again play in the Champions League, a title that eluded them since 2015. That’s why Barca has been introduced. The club has the most chances to ‘repatriate’ him, although first they will have to fit the whole operation within LaLiga’s Financial Fair Play.
Messi’s signature not yet defined
Despite the fact that Joan Laporta and Rafa Yuste have confirmed ties with ‘La Pulga’, the truth is that nothing will still be defined about which shirt he will defend in 2023/24. In fact, they say from Argentina that everyone involved in making his signing a reality was hoping everything would be a lot more advanced by this time of year.
This was revealed by Gaston Edul from the ‘TYC Sports’ series, who confirms through his social networks that time is running out and there is still no significant progress between the two sides. While approval of LaLiga’s viability plan is vital so that the club can fully enter into all paperwork, for the journalist it will not mean conclusive progress and it will not seal Leo’s future at the Spotify Camp Nou.
Will decide when messi is free
The only truth today is that the striker will leave PSG and define his future after being officially released from contract. All could be revealed ahead of Barca’s pre-season tour of the United States, although a number of factors will need to be met in the coming weeks to ensure his inclusion can be made safely.