Barcelona remain optimistic they can tempt ex-club captain and legend Lionel Messi back to the Nou Camp.
This week, the Catalan giants met with La Liga officials to discuss the possibility of bringing Messi back home, with La Liga president Javier Tebas remaining unconvinced about how the club would be able to afford the Argentinian without ruling out the deal altogether.
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According to Mundo Deportivo in Spain, Tebas’ reaction was greeted well by FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta who believes that Messi’s arrival could increase the club’s revenue by up to 25% as the cash-strapped club, reportedly in over $1.2b of debt, look to pass all Financial Fair Play regulations.
It is believed that Messi will be offered a two-year contract by Barcelona, who he scored an incredible 672 goals for in total, once his contract at Paris Saint-Germain runs out on 30 June.