La Liga President Javier Tebas speaks on Lionel Messi future

La Liga President Javier Tebas has spoken to the prospect of Lionel Messi returning to Barcelona for the second time in as many weeks, this time in the French media.

Tebas spoke last week after the La Liga Assembly, claiming that he would be content to see Messi return and that it was possibility ahead of the summer transfer window.

Speeaking to RMC Sport, via Sport, Tebas explained that it was complicated for Messi to return.

“At this time, it looks complicated to me. There is still time, but there will have to be a departure of players and a reduction in the wage bill. They will have to be to be able to register Messi. And then there is a piece of information that we don’t know, which is Messi’s salary. There are still many variables.”

He used the situation to take a shot against Messi’s current club, Paris Saint-Germain.

“Barca is not like PSG, which has a gas and money tap which allows them to have such a big salary. You must reduce the wage bill to be able to sign players. It’s like the subway, let them out so they can get in. And people still have to get out of the subway.”

Tebas has been a frequent critic of ‘state clubs’ in recent years, arguing that they should be subject to financial fair play, or that they are not adhering to the current rules in place.

Tags Barcelona Javier Tebas Lionel Messi Paris Saint-Germain


  1. i would like to see messi come back eventually but definitely not urgently like the majority of barca fans seem to want,i see his signing as more of a financial rather than sporting one imo.

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