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How Barcelona plan to get round FFP to sign Lionel Messi

FC Barcelona want Lionel Messi back at the Camp Nou this summer.


His attention then turned to PSG and their hunt for another league title and their first-ever Champions League, with the latter now over for another campaign.

However, after this season, at the time of writing, Lionel Messi will become a free agent.

This has caused much speculation online, with the likes of FC Barcelona and Manchester City already tipped to make a move for the diminutive Argentine.

A move to his former club looked to be heating up when it was reported Barcelona will hand Messi the No. 10 shirt back should he complete a sensational return from PSG this summer.

However, Barcelona are in financial trouble and signing someone of Messi’s quality – even on a free and a lower wage – will prove difficult for La Blaugrana.

This led to speculation Barcelona would cut the salary of all their current squad in order to facilitate a move for the Argentine.

And now, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on such speculation:

“I don’t have information on reports of Barcelona planning a squad-wide salary cut to facilitate the return of Lionel Messi as of now; also, it’d be a long process and not something easy, so we have to see what they will decide to do,” Romano.

“For sure the club will look at possibilities in order to be able to make a bid to Messi, a lot will depend on Financial Fair Play.”

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Josh Barker

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