Paris Saint-Germain can sign Lionel Messi if they continue breaking Financial Fair Play rules, according to FC Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta.
PSG’s sporting director Leonardo recently revealed that players like Messi are always on the club's transfer list as his contract ends at the end of the season.
Those remarks did not sit well with Laporta, who has once again criticised PSG and the way they handle their transfer business.
"I find it inappropriate. It shows their lack of experience at this level,” Laporta told l’Equipe. “They still have a lot to learn in the world of football.
“I don't know if this reaction is instinctive or if it's a communication error. For my part, I have always respected other clubs.
“I don't know if they can sign him. Maybe yes if they continue to break Financial Fair Play rules … from what I know, they had significant losses last year. I would be curious to know if they will ignore the rules of FFP to recruit him.
“If that happens, I hope that UEFA and FIFA will react firmly and that the Court of Arbitration for Sport will not hold back when it comes to delivering its verdict.”