together with Lionel Messi this summer season.Getty Photos
FC Barcelona have three Qatar 2022 World Cup winners on their shortlist of attainable signings this summer season – together with their best ever participant Lionel Messi – in accordance with El Nacional.
Along with his Paris Saint Germain contract operating down on June 30, Messi has been linked to a attainable Camp Nou return. In latest weeks, president Joan Laporta has been attempting to persuade La Liga that the cash-strapped Catalans could make the deal work by way of a viability plan.
Messi has a €350 million ($375.5 million) a 12 months provide on the desk from Al-Hilal which he has already accepted according to El Chiringuito, although his father and agent Jorge Messi has denied there may be any settlement in place as has the Saudi membership to Mundo Deportivo.
If Barca can handle to steer Messi away from the massive cash and gown him in Blaugrana once more, they might in fact land the seven-time Ballon d’Or holder on the identical sort of free switch which noticed him wind up at PSG in 2021.
Elsewhere in the marketplace, although, Barca might additionally decide up his Argentina teammate – and the scorer of the second objective within the Qatar 2022 closing the place La Albiceleste beat France – Angel Di Maria for nothing in an identical deal.
According to Relevo, there’s a “95-98%” likelihood of the winger not renewing his contract at Juventus and transferring on on the finish of the season, with former membership Benfica considering buying his companies.
Rounding off the trio of Argentine world champions is Leandro Paredes. The midfielder can be at Juventus, however on mortgage from PSG the place he beforehand shared a locker room with each Di Maria and Messi within the French capital.
As Paredes has no intention of staying in both Italy or France, Barca might decide him up as a low value choice if they can not afford to lure the likes of Martin Zubimendi or Ruben Neves.
The previous Boca Juniors star has simply 13 months to run on his contract, so his everlasting Ligue 1 employers might look to money in what they will earlier than 2023/2024 versus seeing him stroll with out receiving a penny on the finish of that marketing campaign.
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Primarily based in Barcelona since 2019 after six years in São Paulo, I’ve written on these matters at size by way of previews and evaluation whereas having additionally coated match studies for tournaments such because the Copa America. In addition to writing for Forbes Sports activities, I edit Yellow & Inexperienced Soccer: a web site on Brazilian soccer that’s a part of the Guardian Sport Community and a associate of O Globo.
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