Barcelona hopes that this week the Spanish League will agree to grant it the financial “green light” to start “the final stage of the Messi operation,” the Catalan sports media revealed on Monday.
The Argentine star, who is about to become champion of Ligue 1 in France with his team Paris Saint Germain, remains silent although those around him do not rule out a new communication with Barcelona, once the footballer’s relationship with Barcelona ends. the parisian club “I want him to come back, I want this story to end well,” said Rafa Yuste, Barcelona’s sports vice president, in statements collected by the Mundo Deportivo newspaper.
A week ago, the president Joan Laporta had already announced that “Barça can compete with anyone, including Saudi Arabia” when alluding to the million-dollar offer received by Messi from the Arab football club Al-Hilal. However, despite the optimism perceived in Barcelona, the club will have to wait for the financial “go-ahead” from La Liga to continue with the so-called “Messi operation”.
In this sense – according to the Spanish sports newspaper – this week “may be important” to find out if La Liga will give the “green light” to the plan of the “culé” board. Only after that decision will the economic parameters of the eventual contracting of the world champion star in Qatar 2022 by the Catalan club be analyzed.
The technical director of Barcelona, Xavi Hernández, assured that the situation of the possible return of Lionel Messi to Barcelona “is up in the air” and remarked that it “will depend” on the “intention” of the Argentine.
“It’s up in the air, it depends on many things. I can’t say much more. He’s a spectacular footballer, he’s a person with whom I have a friendship and we’ll see if it can happen. It will depend on ‘Leo’s’ intention,” Xavi said in the press conference prior to the match that his team will take on against Valladolid on date 36 of the Spanish League.
With a little more than a month to go until his relationship with Paris Saint-Germain ends, Messi has not defined his future and Barcelona is still not in a financial position to sign him up. However, on this occasion, Xavi pointed out Messi’s “intention” and did not refer to the financial situation of the institution, which awaits the approval of the financial plan that he presented to the League.