Barcelona’s legal teams in talks with Leo Messi over a possible return
Gerard Romero has broken quite a few news recently over a possible return for Lionel Messi, suggesting that there is approximately a 60% chance of the legendary no. 10 returning to the Camp Nou.
The Camp Nou will go through renovations over the next two seasons, which means Barça would have to move to Montjuic. However, Romero says that, in his opinion, Barcelona could start the next season at the Camp Nou instead of the Montjuic should Messi return.
He has now issued a key update on the situation, reporting that Barcelona’s legal team are already in talks with Leo over a possible return.
The main worry for Messi’s comeback for both, the player and the club would be the taxation issues. However, Barcelona are working to significantly trim down the wage bill, which should make his registration significantly easier.
A lot of things need to go right for Barcelona to make this move happen – largely financial. There is also the emotional side of things, though, as Leo and club president Joan Laporta are said to have bad blood between them.
Laporta campaigned for the Barcelona presidency using Messi’s name, but could not hand the player an extension on his expiring contract as the club was in financial turmoil.
Since then, there have been no communication between the two parties personally, even though they met at the FIFA The Best Awards gala.
Source: Gerard Romero’s Twitch