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FC Barcelona have 3 Qatar 2022 Planet Cup winners on their shortlist of attainable signings this summer time – like 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 attainable 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 function by means of a viability strategy.

Messi has a €350 million ($375.five million) a year give 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 spot as has the Saudi club to Mundo Deportivo.

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

Elsewhere on the industry, even though, Barca could also choose up his Argentina teammate – and the scorer of the second objective in the Qatar 2022 final exactly where La Albiceleste beat France – Angel Di Maria for nothing at all in a related deal.

According to Relevo, there is a “95-98%” opportunity 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 space 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 expense solution if they cannot 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 with no getting a penny at the finish of that campaign.

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

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