Barcelona vice president Eduard Romeu says Lionel Messi’s return to the club as a player would be financially possible next summer.

The 35-year-old Messi, will be out of contract with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season and could potentially move back to Barca on a free transfer.

The Argentina forward left Barcelona for France in 2021 because they could not afford to renew his deal while remaining within their LaLiga-imposed spending limit.

Barca president Joan Laporta opened the door to a sensational Messi return in the summer when he told reporters, the forward’s “chapter” at the club is still “not over.”

Laporta said he considers it his responsibility to ensure Messi has a “more beautiful ending” at Camp Nou than the one he experienced when he was forced to say goodbye to the club amid tears just over a year ago.