Amid growing fears of missing out on Lionel Messi, Barcelona have sent Lionel Messi an unofficial offer worth €25 million gross.
This has been reported by Marta Ramon (h/t Barca Centre), whose claims come in the midst of various other sources that suggest Messi might move to Saudi Arabia. Not to mention, Inter Miami, too, are pushing to sign the veteran attacker this summer.
Fearing he might move elsewhere, Barça have handed Messi an unofficial offer, which could be worth up to €25 million. Earlier it was reported that the Argentine will become the highest-paid player in the Barcelona camp, but he can only earn €1 more than Robert Lewandowski.
In addition to this report, another journalist Matteo Moretto (h/t Reshad Rahman) claims Messi is keen on returning to Camp Nou. He is aware of the interest around him, but the player’s priority is to return to Barça, following a two-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain.
In addition to returning to Camp Nou, Messi also wants to don the iconic number ten shirt once again. That would mean Ansu Fati would either have to relinquish his jersey or perhaps even leave the club at the end of the season.
There have been countless rumours linking Fati with a move away from Camp Nou this summer, owing to the forward’s poor form since returning from injury.
Fati is not the only Barcelona attacker running the risk of being offloaded, with even Raphinha and Ferran Torres facing an uncertain future at the club.
One would expect the departure of either of these stars could be crucial in helping Barcelona make enough economic provision.
But for the major part, the Blaugrana are relying on La Liga to approve the Financial Feasibility Plan before they can make an official move for Messi. The Argentine has given the club ten days to assess the situation and come up with a bid, before he starts considering other options.