The financial problems facing Barcelona have not really gone away since Messi left the club two years ago. At that time, the Blaugrana could not sign a new contract with Leo when his contract expired.
Barca used some “financial leverage” last summer to be able to recruit and sign new signings, such as Robert Lewandowski. That includes selling a percentage of their future TV contracts to outside investors.
Now Barca can use more leverage just to bring Messi back to the Camp Nou. According to reports, Barca may be looking for a new sponsor to pay La Pulga’s salary. If that doesn’t work then they will look at the possibility that Messi will be paid a portion of his salary through a percentage on shirt sales or ticket sales.
So far there have been no concrete talks between Messi and his former team. Currently, Barca are also not the only team interested in the 2022 World Cup champion. Inter Miami has long been in contact with the 35-year-old, and at one point it was reported that he had agreed to sign a contract. with them.
There is also interest in Saudi Arabia for Messi. Accordingly, if he agrees to join Al-Hilal, Leo can receive a salary of up to 400 million euros per year, double the amount that Cristiano Ronaldo is receiving at Al-Nassr.
PSG could also keep their striker at Parc des Princes after the summer, as the club have the option of extending his contract for another year.