FC Barcelona does not have the financial abilities to bring Lionel Messi back to the club next season. This has been confirmed by La Liga president Javier Tebas. Nevertheless, Tebas strongly feels that a comeback of the Argentinian footballer would be good for the league’s reputation and is therefore supporting Barcelona in their hunt for Messi: ‘I hope they succeed’.
Barcelona and Tebas do not have a good relationship and the Spanish director has been critisicing the club over their alleged involvement in a massive bribary scandal in Spain, even stating that Barcelona chairman Joan Laporta should resign. Despite their troubled relationship. Tebas strongly hopes that Messi will be returning to LaLiga next season.
“Barcelona cannot register him at the moment”, Tebas said. “But there is still time. We await Barcelona’s plan. As a league we hope that Barcelona will succeed. But we are not going to change the rules of financial control. Not now.” It has been reported that Barcelona must cut €200 million to generate enough space for the arrival of Messi, who still needs to accept a massive wage cut compared to his wages at Paris Saint-Germain. With the comeback of Messi, Barcelona expects their income to rise with 25 to 30 per cent.