(Madrid) The president of the Spanish championship, Javier Tebas, estimated on Wednesday that FC Barcelona was not currently in the financial capacity to bring back his former glory Lionel Messi, but said he hoped “that he would come back”, thanks to an austerity plan from Barça.

“Today, he could not (be registered in La Liga, editor’s note), but there is still time”, explained Tebas in a press conference, adding to wait “a feasibility plan from Barça”, which could in particular “sell players”.

The LaLiga president assured “hope” that the Catalan club would manage to bring back the Argentine star, whose contract at Paris SG ends in June.

“We are not going to change the rules of the financial control approved by the clubs to register Messi”, clarified Javier Tebas, although “it would be our wish that he return to our league”.

On Wednesday, Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo claimed that Barca have “the firm intention of snapping up Leo Messi” next summer on a two-year contract.

“La Pulga” had left his training club in tears in 2021, before joining PSG during the summer.

Since his arrival, Messi has scored 31 goals in 69 games, without however managing to become an idol in Paris, due in particular to the failures of the Parisian club in the Champions League.