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Barcelona president gives cryptic answer about Messi’s signing: “You’ll see if it’s difficult”



With the league title under wraps and a busy summer transfer window to look forward to, Barcelona are eager to get off to a good start in their hunt for player recruitments this summer.

Linked abundantly to the club, Lionel Messi has constantly been in the papers with a potential homecoming up for grabs. As he bids adieu to the Parisians, he is anxiously anticipating his next destination.

However, before any serious business can be carried out, the Catalans await the response of La Liga to their proposed Viability Plan. This is crucial because Barça’s fate in the market currently lies in the hands of the Spanish League.

Messi, who has multiple offers on the table and most notably has been approached by Al Hilal with their mega package of a reported €1.2 billion annually, is open to a return to his boyhood club, but appears unwilling to wait excessively.

Joan Laporta, when asked about the situation of Leo’s return and whether his return is difficult, gave out a rather cryptic response: “You will see if it is difficult, you will see.”

Laporta’s words could be interpreted in many ways, since he has practically not ruled out any scenario. At the very least, he does not admit defeat in the race to sign the Argentine.

While Al Hilal look intent on obtaining Messi’s services, Barcelona will finally be able to put a concretized offer on the table once the green light is given.

The only uncertainty currently lies is whether Messi is set to wait till any assurances from the league occur or simply accepts Al Hilal’s offer preemptively.

Xavi has publicly been a huge advocate for Messi’s return, which imply Barcelona are not backing out of the race just yet.

Considering the influence Xavi has been given in the Blaugranas’ transfer strategies, it is unlikely the club’s hierarchy will abandon his request, especially with the player in question.

A great deal rides on La Liga’s response and the timing with which the green light is given because as it stands, Barcelona face a race against time.

Source: BarçaTV+

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