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Turn in the 'Messi Case'? Leo's father now 'sells' pessimism about his return to Barça

Published:6/06/2023 - 01:36h

Updated:6/06/2023 - 11:16h

The 'return operation' of Leo Messi begins to complicársele seriously to FC Barcelona. The club hopes to have the 'ok' of LaLiga to its viability plan this Tuesday and the Rosario prioritizes defining his future this week

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Although the season 2022/23 recently will culminate officially for the FC Barcelona this Tuesday with the friendly in Japan in front of the Vissel Kobe, the managerial culé follows working to time trial to close the return of Leo Messi. This Monday, Jorge Messi, father and representative of the Argentinian, has given contradictory messages regarding the future of the forward that would produce an unexpected twist in the future of the 'Flea'.

In principle, the father of the player left clear that the priority of the '10' is to return, but also has imposed conditions very difficult to fulfil for the Barça this week. In this sense, the player of 35 years expects to resolve his future in the next 48 hours and the club does not have sufficient margin salarial still to adjust to the requirements of the 'crack', although LaLiga would owe this Tuesday approve, at last, the plan of economic feasibility culé.

The Barça has to present his formal offer to Messi this week

In this regard, the journalist Gerard Romero required in his podcast 'Jijantes' that "if the Barcelona does not sell players urgently, can not give the guarantee that the surroundings of Messi wants. The Barça has to act in the next hours or days, of the contrary will be difficult". The club will have green light to present his first formal offer to Leo (a year of fixed agreement more one optional and near of 15 million million net euros by season), but this would not be sufficient to convince to the rosarino.

For the 'Flea', is fundamental to resolve his future this same week and, further to have a formal offer, his registration will have to expect, at least, until principles of July, once the Barça free sufficient mass salarial for fichar. A thing is to have the 'ok' of LaLiga to negotiate and another the can inscribe players. For this, the managerial has to add more than 100 million euros in sales that would have to close before 30 June, but this week no this week.

For the moment, the only operation that could close in the next hours would be the traspaso of Clément Lenglet to the Tottenham, sale that would leave some 12 'kilos' in box. The following in the list are Samuel Umtiti, Ez Abde and Sergiño Dest in when to players yielded, whereas of the staff of the first team the first in going out would be Franck Kessié, Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati.

Leo has clear his priorities, but also his urgencies

For Leo Messi, the ideal is to return to Barcelona. His family understands it like this and he agrees, considering the possibility to sack of some fans that saw him for the last time on the green in March of 2020, before the pandemia. Nevertheless, the insistence of To the-Hilal and Inter of Miami force to the '10' to define his future what before to be able to give definite answer to two clubs that have put a lot of millions on the table to try convince him.

"People of the club says me that this can be a strategy of Jorge Messi to tighten to the maximum to the Barça and that also think that the decision of Messi will come the miercoles-Thursday", added Gerard Romero on the pressure of the surroundings of the 'Flea' to the club to resolve all what before, although it subtracts more than month and half for the beginning of the pre-season and, officially, the European market is opened until 1 September.

For now, in Arabia have smart 500 'kilos' to sign to Leo, while in Miami the offer is of 50 net millions to the year. Tireless figures for the Barça, but for the 'crack', further of the millions, always weighs the sportive and the personal. If Laporta gives him the guarantees that asks, the operation will close prompt. At least verbalmente. From here to sign an agreement subtracts a lot of way by transitar.

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