Lionel Messi waiting for Barcelona offer, ready to accept lower salary

Lionel Messi waiting for Barcelona offer, ready to accept lower salary

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 15:55 - 28.04.2023

According to latest reports, Lionel Messi is waiting for a contract offer from Barcelona as he prepares to leave PSG this summer.

Lionel Messi's future has been the subject of prolonged debate in recent months as he looks increasingly unlikely to extend his stay in Paris.

Messi to Barcelona getting close

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Barcelona are believed to be working frantically to bring the 35-year-old back to Nou Camp when his contract expires at the end of June. 

Several players and former teammates have added their voices to his possible return as the saga continues to gather pace. 

Lionel Messi in action for PSG

According to latest reports from Spanish transfer expert Sique Rodriguez, the Argentina captain has agreed to accept a low salary and Barcelona have assured him that they will get the deal done.

More on Messi's Barcelona return

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has spoken about the possibility of Messi returning to Spain insisting the Blaugrana must comply with Financial Fair Play rules and the league's salary cap which will likely entail several players taking pay cuts.

 It remains to be seen how Barcelona pull this transfer off in the coming weeks.

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