Barcelona’s attempts to bring Lionel Messi back to Camp Nou have hit a roadblock, according to reports from Goal. The club’s financial difficulties and strong competition from other teams are making it challenging for them to re-sign the superstar. Although Xavi is keen to bring him back, and the dressing room would welcome his return, there is no specific offer on the table for Messi. While Messi’s return to Barcelona is not impossible, it is currently very complicated.
According to recent reports, there is a substantial offer for Messi from Saudi Arabia that promises a massive salary and Okaz Sports even claim that Saudi side Al-Hilal have reached an agreement with the Argentine’s entourage. Additionally, Inter Miami‘s interest in Messi is legitimate and growing, and there are Premier League teams also monitoring his situation.
Barcelona face heavy competition for Lionel Messi
The 35-year-old’s availability this summer, especially on a free transfer, has created fierce global competition amount multiple clubs, and they are all behind him not only for his undisputed talent as a footballer but also for the significant commercial value he would bring.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is currently suspended for an unsanctioned trip to Saudi Arabia, and it is uncertain how long Paris Saint-Germain will retain him after he returns, considering they have already won the Ligue 1 title and have no other competition to compete in.
Barca’s pursuit of Messi has stalled due to their financial troubles and the competition from other clubs could put an end to any reunion hopes. Leo’s future remains uncertain, and there are offers from Saudi Arabia and MLS for his services. His return to Camp Nou is complicated, but not impossible, and his suspension from PSG adds further uncertainty to his future.