La Liga President Javier Tebas confirmed that Barcelona currently lacks the financial capacity in terms of fair play, for bringing back club legend Lionel Messi. But things can change as he remains hopeful that strategic moves will create the way for Messi’s triumphant return in summer.
Recent reports suggest that FC Barcelona want to sign Messi on a two-year deal and despite the financial dilemma, the club will do its best to bring back the iconic number 10. As the League President, Tebas hopes that the Catalans make the right moves to register Messi. Despite the league’s appreciation of the Argentine legend, there won’t be any alteration to the economic control rules.
Messi left Camp Nou in 2021, as Barcelona couldn’t register his contract due to strict financial rules imposed by La Liga in the midst of the pandemic. Two years later the club’s finances still remain in a terrible state, forcing the club to activate various strategies and sell valuable club assets to enable more financial freedom in the transfer market.
Barcelona gave away 15% of its La Liga TV revenue last summer, followed by the sale of 25% of Studios Share to Orpheus Media, with the company generating over €100 million for the club which paved the way for a flexible transfer activity. The club is stuck in limbo over the FFP rules and has faced consistent obstacles in player registration, Spanish wonderboy Gavi being the latest victim of the debacle.
As reported by Mundo Deportivo, the Barcelona board, led by Joan Laporta, is confident to welcome Leo Messi back to Camp Nou as a statement signing for the upcoming campaign. The Argentine star made no reported moves to renew his PSG contract, which expires at the season’s end, and his romantic return to Xavi’s team as a free agent depends on Barcelona’s ability to realize a plan within the bounds of Financial Fair Play.