As reveɑled by the Spanish media, Lionel Messi has set two conditions with the Barcelona leadership to return to the Catalan giants.
With Lionel Messi almost certainly leaving PSG after the 2022/23 season ends, Barcelona are working hard to bring the Argentine superstar back to the team. That is the prospect that all fans of the Catalan giants are waiting for in this summer transfer window.
Messi will almost leave PSG this summer
Of course, to successfully recruit El Pulga, Barcelona needs to compete with Al Hilal – the team that offers Messi with an income of more than 300m pounds/season or Inter Miami – the rich representative of American football with the same owner – President David Beckham.
The latest, according to a source from AS (Spain), Messi has also given two conditions to the Barcelona leadership to return to the Catalan giants.
Firstly, the 2022 World Cup champion wants the old team to present a pre-prepared contract with full terms between the two sides. In particular, this agreement is required to have the consent of the La Liga organizers and is not affected by financial issues.
Messi does not want the contract with Barca to have financial problems
Second, Messi wants to be able to get back the number 10 shirt that has made his brand at Barcelona as well as throughout his career. Currently, the player wearing that shirt number at the Camp Nou team is Ansu Fati.
Messi is said to want to get the legendary number 10 shirt back
However, according to the Spanish press, the leadership of the Catalan team is likely to push this star away this summer. Currently, they are looking to recruit Ruben Neves from Wolves to increase their strength in the midfield.
Therefore, Barcelona can accept the £ 25m plus Neves option offered by the Wolves to “push” Fati to Molineux Stadium. At that time, the number 10 shirt will be empty and Messi will definitely be able to carry the honor as he has in the past.
Messi has given two conditions to return to Barcelona
The only problem is that Barcelona needs to be financially secure with the La Liga organizers. They need to sell many players to reduce the salary load.
With Messi, he has just made Blaugrana fans feverish when showing off a new tattoo that is the logo of the Spanish team. This shows that the 35-year-old striker is looking forward to returning to the Camp Nou.