On Sunday, as tears flowed in Barcelona, questions were posed about how Lionel Messi’s situation had come to this. He wishes to stay but is unable to do so. The tight financial constraints of LaLiga have remained in place, leaving Barcelona president Joan Laporta with little choice but to release their greatest ever player.
Barcelona was spending 110% of their income on wages when Messi was on the books, a completely reckless and unsustainable practice created by the previous regime. With Messi gone, that percentage has decreased to 95%.
According to reports, Messi will take his talents to Paris, namely Paris Saint-Germain, with a medical due this week. Messi’s arrival would be legendary, as the six-time Ballon d’Or winner would join Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to form a dangerous attacking trident.
But, with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, and Sergio Ramos already making headlines this summer, how can PSG make it work? Is it necessary for them to balance the books? Will Messi’s arrival spark a mass exodus from a bloated squad? In a Q&A, Sportsmail hopes to answer all of these questions and more…
Source: Daily Mail