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What would Lionel Messi earn if he returned to Barcelona?

Barça would reportedly offer former captain Messi a two-year contract.

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Paris St Germain v RC Lens - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - April 15, 2023  Paris St Germain's Lionel Messi REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

According to Catalan daily Sport, LaLiga would give Barcelona the green light to sign Lionel Messi if the Argentinian forward agrees to a salary of around €25m gross per season, four times less than he earned when he left the club to join PSG in a surprise move in the summer of 2021.

The report suggests that this is an agreement Barça have reached with LaLiga as part of the negotiations for the club’s new salary framework for the 2023-24 season, which also includes updating the contracts of Ronald Araújo and Gavi, among others.

Two-year offer for Messi at Barça

Barça’s offer to Messi would reportedly be for two seasons, although the World Cup winner would have the option to unilaterally terminate his contract after the first season. Messi, whose contract with Ligue 1 leaders PSG comes to an end in June, has an enormous offer from Saudi Arabia and also a proposal from MLS. But his dream is to return to the Blaugrana before bringing his glittering career to an end in Europe.

Tebas on Messi

LaLiga president Javier Tebas claims that it is difficult to see Messi in a Barça shirt again due to the club’s financial issues. However, on Wednesday, Tebas said: “As a league, I hope Barcelona make the necessary moves to get Messi in. I hope they manage to do it. I’m a fan of Messi and I want him to play in our league, but we’re not going to change anything. Barcelona can make moves to be able to do it, it is difficult, but they can do it.”