Joan Laporta, candidate for president of FC Barcelona, he insisted on the urgency that the Barça club has in having a new president to be able to undertake all the challenges that the entity faces. “I am concerned that the Barça no longer have a president because the situation of Messi must be resolved urgently, the situation of Eric Garcia it would have already been solved ”, he explained Laporta in an interview in Betevé.
As for the future of Messi, and after remembering that “it generates much more income than it costs”, the Barcelona lawyer explained that “it is urgent to face its renewal because it is a reference player that benefits us in every way: sports, economic, sponsoring … that’s why I want to win the elections to do the audit and see the economic possibilities of Barça in order to make a proposal ”, he said.
After knowing the details of your contract in The world, Laporta admitted that probably the proposal that he can make to Leo to follow will vary a lot. . “As it lags behind, it gets more and more complicated, but I’m sure he wants to stay,” he said. “You will not be anywhere better than in the Barça if I am president and he knows it. Therefore, it is about making a serious proposal that convinces you, “he added.
Response to Font’s criticism
The former president defended himself against criticism from Victor Font, who accused him that in 2010, when he left the presidency, “he left the club in a situation similar to that of now.” “I don’t want to talk about the other candidates, they will know why they say it,” he said first. Laporta, to later add that “I left the best legacy that could be left in a football club, and surely, the best legacy in history. A financially solid club, very powerful in terms of sport, an organized club and a worldwide reference. I am very proud of the results of my management. Sportingly, I also left it, which has continued until today ”, he defended himself.
On the other hand, he also reasoned that the economic situation of the Barça Y Real Madrid are similar, although with the exception that the Madrid saved a reservation to do the new Bernabeu. “At the level of the drop in income from the concept of income in the stadium, it is very similar and the two clubs are heavily in debt. The two are waiting for the Covid to end so that people can return to the stadium, ”he reasoned.
Bet on respecting the contracts of Koeman and the technical secretariat
The former president remained in his position of not revealing his future plans at the sporting level and limited himself to saying that he has Koeman. “It is a great of Barça, has a contract and has the margin that results and play give. If I win, I’ll go see him and motivate him to the maximum, just like the players, ”he said.
In very similar terms he expressed himself about players and sports management. “I have the experience and in the world of soccer I know them all. Obviously they make me proposals that could be interesting, but the first thing I want to do is see what we have and, if it can be improved, do it, “he said regarding the signings.
On the sports management, which currently heads Ramon
Planes As technical secretary, he commented that “for now I want to see what we have, also talk to the technical secretary, see what contract they have. If the partners want to bet on me, they will have to vote on this coherent reality. We are in the middle of the season, not the end. These people have a contract. You can be sure that if there is to improve what there is, I am very prepared to do it, “he justified.
Pedri is already present and will be a reference in the coming years
Finally, he spoke of Pedri, after they showed him some photos of the current player of the Barça as a child, on a visit by Laporta as president to the rock that his father presides today. “It is very emotional, it makes me very excited. This is a bit of fate. Hopefully fate brought me to Barça and I can be the president of a player who is already present and will be a reference in the coming years. I spoke with his father about a Zoom of clubs and I was excited ”, he justified.