The future of Lionel Messi is uncertain. However, what is certain is that the 35-year-old will become a free agent in June when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires.
FC Barcelona is doing everything within its power to be financially stable to prepare an offer to Messi, which La Liga needs to approve. Nonetheless, TyC Sports’ Gastón Edul revealed when the Spanish club might hear back from the league.
“Barcelona has to have the approval of La Liga,” Edul tweeted on Tuesday. “It hasn’t happened yet but Barcelona has it as an absolute priority and is moving. That will be the turning point (for better or worse) that must be expected in these weeks.”
Sobre el futuro de Leo Messi:
Barcelona tiene que tener la aprobación de La Liga. Todavía no pasó pero Barcelona lo tiene como prioridad absoluta y se está moviendo. Ese será el punto de inflexión (para bien o mal) que hay que esperar en estas semanas. pic.twitter.com/veXphVM5RV
— Gastón Edul (@gastonedul) April 25, 2023
While the Catalan side moves heaven and earth to reunite with Messi, their efforts might not put them ahead of PSG. A report out of France notes that remaining in Paris is a priority for the veteran goal scorer.
Barcelona might be Plan B if discussions for a contract extension between the French giants and the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner don’t reach an agreement.
The La Liga side has to do everything to land Messi this summer or risk disappointing their supporters, who already hope their legendary player will return.