Javier Tebas, has poured cold water on Lionel Messi’s possible return to Barcelona, claiming that only Paris Saint-Germain can afford his wage demands.
But Tebas has queried the motives of the Argentina captain and the possibility of PSG letting him leave.
“I don’t know what [Messi] wants. First of all, if he wants to leave PSG; secondly, if PSG will let him leave; and, thirdly, it then depends on what he earns, right?
“If all these three things fall into place and it’s an affordable amount for Barcelona, inside [LaLiga’s] financial regulations, he will sign.
“But it depends on what he earns. If it’s what he earned when he left [in 2021], then no. With the amount Messi earns [at the moment], only PSG can afford him,” Tebas said at a ceremony for the Spanish Ejecutivos magazine.
However, the 35-year-old is being linked with a move away from France, after 23 goals and 28 assists.