Departing Sporting Director Jordi Cruyff has admitted that FC Barcelona’s pursuit of Lionel Messi could prove difficult.
- Messi’s move to Barcelona ‘difficult’
- Club still waiting on approval Financial plan
- Forward nearing end of his contract
What’s the news?
Barcelona intends to bring Lionel Messi back to the club this summer and is currently engaged in negotiations with his management and LaLiga organization. However, a return to his childhood love seems to be even more challenging now that Cruyff has indicated that Barcelona is struggling to comply with the Financial Fair Play rules of the Spanish league.
What did Cruyff say?
The son of the late Johan Cruyff spoke with Actualite Barcelona and expressed discouraging words: “There is an issue related to Messi and Fair Play.” These statements do not seem to bode well for Barcelona’s pursuit of Messi. Currently, the Spanish league is reviewing the club’s financial plan, and everyone is eagerly awaiting the verdict.
What will happen now?
Barcelona is still awaiting approval of their financial plans, while they had expected clarity from LaLiga in early May. The lack of this approval complicates the chances of an agreement between Messi and Barcelona. In the meantime, there are other suitors for Messi, and Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia has made a mega offer, with the Argentine being able to earn over 400 million euros per year.