It is very clear that FC Barcelona would love to bring back Lionel Messi to the club next season. One major problem though: their financial state isn’t good enough to complete the transfer and Barcelona will need a major financial injection to make the desired return of Messi even possible. To achieve their financial goals, AS reports that the Spanish club is planning to build a special Messi museum.
The report states that Barcelona wants to use the ground under the old ‘La Masia’ training ground to build a giant technological museum. With the plans, Barcelona hope to attract thousands of fans and tourists to generate enough funds that their books will be balanced enough to make Messi’s return possible.
The museum will be dedicated exclusively to Messi, who left Barcelona two years ago on a free transfer to join Paris Saint-Germain. In Paris his contract will run out this summer and it is expected that the forward will leave the club on a free transfer, despite rumours stating Messi would be open to extend his stay in Paris if a move back to Barcelona isn’t possible.
The plans of Barcelona might be supported by the organisation of LaLiga and in particular its boss Javies Tebas. The global value in the television rights market has been eroded since the departure of the Argentine and Cristiano Ronaldo and that makes the possible return of Messi an interesting option for LaLiga.