La Liga Approves Barcelona’s Viability Plan to Re-sign Lionel Messi This Summer

La Liga Approves Barcelona’s Viability Plan to Re-sign Lionel Messi This Summer

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at May 9, 2023 at 8:33 AM
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  • La Liga has finally approved Barcelona’s viability plan to re-sign Lionel Messi
  • The Catalans have made signing Messi from Paris Saint-Germain their main target this summer
  • Messi is set to become a free agent when his current contract with PSG expires at the end of the season

Barcelona’s wish to have Lionel Messi return to Camp Nou next season has received a massive boost after La Liga approved the club’s viability plan.

Messi’s possible return to Barcelona faced a serious threat due to the Catalans’ financial struggles thereby forcing them to draft a viability plan on how to curb their worries.

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta wants to bring Lionel Messi back to the club this summer. Photo by Europa Press Sports
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Barcelona had submitted their economic viability plan to La Liga at the end of last month and had been waiting for approval so that they could pursue Messi.

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According to Barca Universal, La Liga president Javier Tebas, has now given his green light to the Barcelona’s feasibility plan, opening the doors for the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner to return.

Tebas is said to view the return of Messi to La Liga favourably, although Barcelona will need to raise at least €100 million through player sales for the move to become a reality.

Messi speaks with Lewandowski

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski were filmed having a conversation at the Laureus World Sports Awards on Monday amid speculations of his return to Barcelona, Give Me Sport reports.

Barcelona had made public their interest in wanting to re-sign Messi when his current deal with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season.

Messi will return to a new Barcelona team led by forward Lewandowski should he decide to accept the Catalans’ deal and return to the club he spent 17 years as a professional.

PSG shows mercy to Lionel Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Lionel Messi has made a swift return to training after Paris Saint-Germain appeared to have reversed their decision to suspend the 2022 World Cup winner.

Messi was slapped with a 2-week game suspension without pay by the club last week after the Argentine playmaker embarked on an unapproved trip to Saudi Arabia.

The punishment ensured the 35-year-old missed out on PSG's 3-1 win at Troyes as Les Parisiens inch closer to a record-extending 11th Ligue 1 title.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..