Lionel Messi needs to reduce his salary by 75% compared to the last income at Barca to be able to land at Camp Nou this summer.
Lionel Messi is almost certain to leave PSG this summer. The French team has suspended Messi internally and this player has not renewed his current contract.
Barca has never hidden their desire to bring Messi back. However, the financial situation of this team is a big obstacle.
According to Sport, Barca is trying to give Messi a two-year contract with a salary of only a quarter of the old one. Messi once earned about 100 million euros at Camp Nou in the 2020/21 season. In addition, this contract also has a clause that allows Messi to leave after one season.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Lionel Messi has received an offer of up to 300 million US dollars a year to play for Al Hilal in the Saudi Pro League. This number is more than 10 times higher than Barca’s offer. In addition, Inter Miami boss David Beckham met Messi in Paris recently to convince the player to come to the US to play.
Barca need to cut their salary fund by 200 million euros and sell players to earn another 100 million euros to satisfy the provisions of the Financial Fair Play Law in La Liga. Recruiting Messi will make the process a lot more complicated. Currently, Barca also has difficulty in signing new contracts, typically the case of the young prodigy Gavi.