If the Messi era is over at PSG, then the only European option for the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner is returning to FC Barcelona. However, L’Equipe reported on Tuesday that the Spanish club isn’t a realistic option.
(🌕) Leo Messi's future lies between Inter Miami and Saudi Arabia rather than Barca, which is an extremely hard option given the financial constraints. @lequipe 🇦🇷⏳
— PSGhub (@PSGhub) May 2, 2023
The French media outlet notes that the Spanish club’s financial constraints make a return to Camp Nou a challenging option despite the Catalan side reportedly going all in for the player this summer.
As a result, L’Equipe reveals that Messi’s future lies between Inter Miami and Saudi Arabia, the two non-European options that the veteran goal scorer has been linked to in the past.
The Argentine wants another crack at winning the UEFA Champions League, but he might have to reassess his future with no European club likely to pay the wages he demands due to his age.
For PSG, moving on from Messi and using the wages he demands to improve the squad will be in their best interest. Additionally, if they can offload Neymar Jr., sporting advisor Luis Campos might have some financial flexibility as the summer transfer window nears.