The future of Lionel Messi has been a prominent topic in the international football press for months. The Ballon d’Or record holder’s contract with PSG expires on July 1st, and according to all indications, he will not renew his contract with the Parisian club. Messi is said to have received a fabulous salary offer from Saudi Arabia, but most are sure that his number one plan is to return to the team of his life, Barcelona, from which he was forced to leave in 2021 due to the club’s financial problems.
A spanish Sports world According to the newspaper, Messi may return to the Camp Nou sooner than anyone thought. The club invited the Argentinian legend to the official farewell of its players, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, who are leaving at the end of two seasons. Messi’s former teammates will say goodbye to the fans on Sunday, in the domestic championship against Mallorca, but the invitation is not (only) for Messi, but for the private farewell parties due next week.
According to the article, the club will say goodbye to the team’s current team captain, Busquets, at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, May 31, and then to Jordi Alba the next day, June 1. Messi received an official invitation to both events, along with many other prominent personalities.
What does the Barcelona Messi operation look like?
The 34-year-old Busquets’ contract expires at the end of the season and was not extended, while Alba’s contract would have been valid for one more year, but Barcelona announced this week that it was prematurely terminated by the parties. According to certain theories, with the departure of the two Barcelona icons, the leaders of the Catalan club are already preparing to bring back Messi.
Barcelona are under strict financial control and in order to afford Messi’s salary, they have to reduce their wage bill. With his annual salary of 37 million euros, Busquets is the club’s highest-paid player at the moment, and the 34-year-old Alba also earns 20.8 million a year, which also saves the team a significant amount.
By the way, Messi is good friends with Busquets and Alba, who visited him in Paris last week.
Cover image: Lionel Messi may soon appear again in the Barcelona stadium (Photo: Joan Valls/Urbanandsport/NurPhoto/NurPhoto via AFP)
Source: Magyar Nemzet by magyarnemzet.hu.
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