A significant development is that Barcelona intends to make a formal contract offer to priority target Lionel Messi as early as possible
The Blaugrana’s economic viability plan has been approved by La Liga, allowing them to move through with their summer transfer plans. Prior to focusing on incoming and exiting players, Barça plans to register the contracts of players whose contracts have been extended and complete Alejandro Balde’s renewal.
Heading into the summer window, Messi is still the Blaugrana’s first objective. After his contract with PSG expires on June 30, the 35-year-old will be a free agent. Long-term speculation regarding a return to Barcelona has lately reached a fever pitch following a meeting between club president Joan Laporta and Messi’s father/agent, Jorge.
Although their former captain has offers from Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, the La Liga winners have yet to make one. As a result, it was beginning to look like Messi may elude Barça because they were unable to submit a formal offer. Though they haven’t been able to finalise any player exits, according to Javi Miguel, Barcelona will be providing Messi with a specific, formal proposition tomorrow, or Wednesday.
The World Cup champion is aware of the conditions the Blaugrana will give, despite the fact that an official proposition has not yet been made. The captain of Argentina would be given a one-year deal of €25 million (gross salary), with the possibility of an additional year.
Despite the rumours of a transfer to Saudi Arabia or the MLS, it is believed that Messi prefers Barcelona. Things might move faster if an official offer is made, however the Catalans will still need to sell players to guarantee his registration without a hitch.
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