If they want to recruit Lionel Messi in the next summer transfer window, Barca will have to settle the rules of financial fair play.
Barriers for Barca to recruit Messi
The contract between Lionel Messi and PSG expires after the 2022/23 season ends. The future of El Pulga next summer is still in big question.
Barca side tried to convince Messi to return to Camp Nou. The striker himself, born in 1987, also left open the possibility of reuniting his old team when he is now not too happy at PSG.
However, before thinking about recruiting Messi, Barca need to settle financial problems. Not long ago, the Catalan team broke financial fair play with a loss that exceeded what UEFA allowed.
Therefore, Barca will not be able to recruit new players until the above problem is resolved. According to journalist Gerrard Romero, the Camp Nou team will have to sell at least 2 players, and at the same time convince the whole team to reduce their wages to be able to reunite with Messi.
Barca needs to solve this problem soon before the 2023 summer transfer window opens because in addition to Messi, they still have many positions that need to be replenished.