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FC Barcelona Could Sign 3 Globe Cup Winners Like Messi


May 27, 2023

which includes Lionel Messi this summer time.Getty Photos

FC Barcelona have 3 Qatar 2022 Globe Cup winners on their shortlist of feasible signings this summer time – which includes their greatest ever player Lionel Messi – according to El Nacional.

With his Paris Saint Germain contract operating down on June 30, Messi has been linked to a feasible Camp Nou return. In current weeks, president Joan Laporta has been attempting to convince La Liga that the money-strapped Catalans can make the deal perform by means of a viability program.

Messi has a €350 million ($375.five million) a year offer you on the table from Al-Hilal which he has currently accepted according to El Chiringuito, even though his father and agent Jorge Messi has denied there is any agreement in location as has the Saudi club to Mundo Deportivo.

If Barca can handle to steer Messi away from the major funds and dress him in Blaugrana once again, they would of course land the seven-time Ballon d’Or holder on the identical sort of free of charge transfer which saw him wind up at PSG in 2021.

Elsewhere on the market place, even though, Barca could also choose up his Argentina teammate – and the scorer of the second target in the Qatar 2022 final exactly where La Albiceleste beat France – Angel Di Maria for practically nothing in a comparable deal.

According to Relevo, there is a “95-98%” possibility of the winger not renewing his contract at Juventus and moving on at the finish of the season, with former club Benfica interested in acquiring his solutions.

Rounding off the trio of Argentine planet champions is Leandro Paredes. The midfielder is also at Juventus, but on loan from PSG exactly where he previously shared a locker area with each Di Maria and Messi in the French capital.

As Paredes has no intention of staying in either Italy or France, Barca could choose him up as a low price alternative if they can not afford to lure the likes of Martin Zubimendi or Ruben Neves.

The former Boca Juniors star has just 13 months to run on his contract, so his permanent Ligue 1 employers could appear to money in what they can prior to 2023/2024 as opposed to seeing him stroll devoid of getting a penny at the finish of that campaign.

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Primarily based in Barcelona because 2019 right after six years in São Paulo, I have written on these subjects at length by means of previews and evaluation although possessing also covered match reports for tournaments such as the Copa America. As properly as writing for Forbes Sports, I edit Yellow &amp Green Football: a website on Brazilian soccer that is element of the Guardian Sport Network and a companion of O Globo.

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