Javier Tebas: "Barcelona won't be allowed to sign anyone," including Lionel Messi

Paris Saint-Germain V  Lille OSC, French Ligue 1 regular season.
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Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga, has warned FC Barcelona that they cannot sign players without cutting their current spending. Which indirectly cools the idea of a return of Lionel Messi to Catalonia.

After a busy transfer market last summer, in which they struggled to find funds, Barcelona and its finances remain in the spotlight of the Spanish Football League. On the sidelines of a conference on the football business organized in London by the Financial Times, the president of the organization, Javier Tebas, has warned Barça.

“President Joan Laporta is going to call me angry… but it is the truth. It is practically impossible for Barcelona to sign players this summer", said the Iberian leader in statements collected by the Spanish newspaper Sport.

Javier Tebas made clear that he will prohibit Barcelona from signing players next summer

"Many things will have to change because otherwise, the institution will be in trouble. We didn't give Barcelona the opportunity to sign players this winter, and next summer they won't be allowed to sign players", said Tebas.

This greatly cools the rumors about the return of Lionel Messi to Barça.

Although his current contract with PSG ends next June, the Argentine has not yet made a decision about his future. And although there are rumors that place it in the Camp Nou, it seems that, as things stand, it is unlikely that La Pulga will return to Catalonia.

Questioned by Spanish journalists on this issue, the player's father and representative, Jorge Messi, had already put a big brake on this scenario, indicating that "the conditions are not met" for now to see the seven-time Ballon d'Or return to Barcelona.

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Therefore, there are few alternatives for Lionel Messi, recently announced by Sport as eager to continue at the highest level in Europe despite being the object of desire in Saudi Arabia, the United States, and even Messi's boyhood club Newell's Old Boys from Argentina.