Accordingly, the Barcelona club has officially spoken about rumors of recruiting “old man” Messi in this summer’s transfer window.
Messi’s contract with PSG will expire on June 30. Although the leader of the Parc des Princes team tried to convince Leo to sign a new contract, until now, everything related to the contract extension process between the two sides has not made much progress.
Before Messi wants to leave PSG, Barcelona club is emerging as a potential destination for the 36-year-old Argentine star this summer. In fact, M10 still has feelings for the Nou Camp team, so he can completely return to Barca in the last days of his career.
However, in a recent statement, Barca said they had never contacted Lionel Messi. Sharing with the press, director Mateu Alemany said: “We have never contacted Lionel Messi. He really likes to go to Barcelona but we have not had any talks.”
With financial difficulties, many people also believe that the possibility of Barcelona club recruiting Messi is very low. Unless the 2022 World Cup champion receives a symbolic salary at the Nou Camp.
Previously, as revealed by Sport, if he wanted to return to Barcelona in the summer of 2023, superstar Lionel Messi had to cut 75% of his salary compared to the 100 million euros/year he enjoyed before joining. PSG.
In addition to Barca, two other potential destinations in the summer of 2023 of Messi are listed as Al-Hilal and Inter Miami. There are even sources that Al-Hilal is willing to pay the Argentine player a salary of up to 400 million euros a year to convince him to go to Saudi Arabia to play football.