MALDRID, ES~ Despite growing rumors that Lionel Messi may be moving to Saudi Arabia, Barcelona is still hopeful that he will return to the team. In case Messi opted to return to the Spanish league following his time with Paris Saint-Germain, the Catalan club continued to work on reforming its finances to ensure it could support his arrival.
Messi’s departure from PSG for the upcoming season was confirmed this past weekend, and the player was reportedly considering substantial offers from Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia and Inter Miami in the United States. At the age of 13, Messi and his family moved to Spain to try their luck at Barcelona’s junior system. Messi then joined the club. He made his formal entrance.
on October 16, 2004, and helped the team captained by Ronaldinho win the club’s first Champions League championship two years later. The club where he was born and raised and flourished for nearly two decades before departing to join PSG in 2021 during the financial difficulties of the Catalan club, Barcelona, was theoretically another choice. Barcelona’s finances are presently in better shape, but if Messi joined the team, it would be more challenging for the club to adhere to the stringent financial fair play regulations of the Spanish league.
In order to ensure that a sufficient salary cap could be agreed before the start of the new season, the club was working with the league. Some players who were registered with the youth squads must still be added, including playmaker. Gavi, but with the loss of seasoned players like Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, it obtained some significant salary cap space.
According to Laporta, the team would try everything to get Messi back. Laporta and his board were forced to act when the squad struggled and they were unable to retain the playmaker. They sold additional assets as well as 25% of the team’s future Spanish league TV rights. With the money, the team was restructured with the addition of players like Robert Lewandowski, Jules Koundé, and Raphinha. For the first time since 2019, the squad won the league championship this year, but it still had trouble in the Champions League and Europa League. The Spanish Super Cup in January after defeating rival Real Madrid in the championship game in Saudi Arabia, the team’s first championship since Messi’s departure.
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