The finances are the major hurdle FC Barcelona faces in their attempt to reunite with Lionel Messi this summer.
Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in June and the Spanish club is working to ensure his return. Nonetheless, Barcelona will need to offload players this summer to comply with La Liga’s salary cap and Financial Fair Play.
Mundo Deportivo reported on Saturday the Catalan side has drawn up a feasibility plan to sign Messi and register the renewed players, which is to earn €100 million from player sales.
Raphinha, Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati, Franck Kessie and Eric Garcia are the prime candidates Barcelona hopes to sell this summer to allow them to recoup €100 million.
Nonetheless, the La Liga club will need to work fast this summer to sell these players as Messi reportedly wants to figure out his future before the 2022-23 season ends.
Additionally, reports out of Spain suggest that Barcelona wants the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner to be part of their United States tour that begins in mid-July. So these next few weeks will be interesting to follow to see if the Spanish club meets its financial goal.