Messi would earn around €10 million if he returns to Barcelona, Xavi obsessed with move
Lionel Messi and Barcelona were terms used inseparably for a long time. The Argentine represented the best of the Blaugrana club and carried the team through competitions like none other.
His sudden departure from Catalonia thus came as a shock to many. It was an anti-climactic end to a special relationship between the club and its talisman that shook the world.
Both parties are working hard towards a reunion in the summer to make for a fairytale ending. However, as every deal of Barcelona now happens to depend on, the economics are crucial.
According to reports from Veronica Brunati, Messi’s return to Barcelona is economically feasible. He would earn about €10 million with a variable for sponsoring that would see him get close to what he earns at PSG.
Moreover, the player himself called the club’s treasurer Ferran Olivier earlier today. It was for this reason that vice president Rafa Yuste spoke emphatically about the Argentine in his interview.
Esteban Edul adds further encouraging news to the subject. The journalist states that the Argentine wishes to join Barcelona and has his former club as his top priority for the summer. As long as an offer arrives, he will return home.
With the player’s desire and economic situation showing the green light, the third important element in the picture is the manager’s stance. As Fabrizio Romano puts it, Xavi Hernandez is ‘obsessed’ with bringing his former teammate back and is pushing for the same.
The stars thus seem to be aligned to reunite the record Ballon d’Or winner and the club he adores. After lifting the World Cup and Copa America in a span of two years, Messi’s top-flight career could come to the perfect ending in the stadium of his dreams — Spotify Camp Nou.