“The signing of Messi is not valued in the plan” – Barcelona Vice President has ruled out Lionel Messi connection in the latest financial plan

May 12, 2023

Lionel Messi’s historic return to Barcelona has been put in jeopardy as vice president Eduard Romeu reveals that their latest financial plan does not include his transfer.

The Catalans are desperately waiting for their legend Lionel Messi to return to Camp Nou once he gets released from Paris Saint Germain.

But the recent interview from Eduard Romeu might change things. While speaking to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona’s vice president touched on several aspects of the club’s future. In the beginning, he said that the club is optimistic when it comes to their previously submitted financial plans and relations with Laliga.

“It is very conservative and rigorous. We have it complete for 2 years and I’m sure it’ll be approved. On 19 May, LaLiga delegate commission meets and we will have an answer that I’m sure will be positive.”

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He then shared that Barca is in a progressive state,

“We are at an very advanced stage. In addition to decrease in income, we must also take into account the increase in revenue. We are in a great position and we’ll continue to work.”

When asked about the Lionel Messi situation. Eduard Romeu dropped the bombshell as he told the interviewer that is not currently in Barca’s immediate plans.

“The signing of Messi is not valued in the plan. You have to be conservative. A person like Messi always adds up and La Liga would do well if Barca were in a strong position.”

He also confirmed that their striker Robert Lewandowski will make more money this season,

“Yes, but it is very minimal. It is not like what the previous board did.”

In the end, Romeu summarized Barcelona’s transfer plans by saying,

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“To first register the players we already have. Then, signings. In order for any player to come, there must be departures too.”

Of course, there are plenty of players Barcelona have yet to register and also a number of high-profile names they want to sell. But the fans don’t really care about the club’s finances. What they actually want is Lionel Messi back in Spain, playing for Barcelona.

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