“I hope that the relationship with LaLiga improves because being at odds does not benefit anyone”
BARCELONA, March 7 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, acknowledged that there was a formal meeting with Jorge Messi, father of former Blaugrana player Leo Messi, in which they spoke of the future tribute that the entity wants to do to the ’10’, now at Paris Saint-Germain .
“We have seen each other with Messi’s father, yes. We talked about the situation, I congratulated him on Argentina’s victory and we talked about Barça’s tribute to Leo,” acknowledged the ‘culer’ president in an act at the Círculo Ecuestre.
Laporta, as on previous occasions, did not want to talk about whether it is possible for Messi to become a Barça player again. “I don’t want to talk more about Messi or the question of a possible return, because he is playing for PSG,” he said.
Of course, asked if this possible tribute could serve as financing for this possible return to the club, he added: “Leo’s thing is not about money, we are talking about a tribute.”
Still on the Argentine, Laporta reiterated that he would have liked him to continue at Barça, but recalled that at that time the club’s financial situation was so bad that he had no other option but to opt for the Argentine’s non-renewal, who went free to psg.
“I would have liked not to have had to make that decision, but I had to. The institution is above any player, even if it is the best in history. But I would have liked it to continue and I didn’t know how to do it. I chose the institution “, he pointed.
On the other hand, regarding future signings, he regretted that the president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, says that FC Barcelona will not be able to sign new players in the summer. “We have exceeded the salary limit and this limits us a lot. But when I hear about Brça not being able to sign… I think we’ll do everything we can to be able to sign,” he argued.
“I don’t find it logical that Javier Tebas makes fun of FC Barcelona. It’s an important club for the League, and I don’t understand why he sometimes lets go of comments that are part of the confidentiality he must have with the clubs. It has also happened, sometimes , with a series of performances that show that he has a certain obsession with Barça. I hope that the relationship with LaLiga improves, because being at odds does not benefit us or LaLiga”, he valued.
And, regarding the ‘Negreira case’ and relationship with the referees, he limited himself to ensuring that Barça “has never dedicated himself to buying referees”. “Nor has he had the intention of buying it, absolutely never. The forcefulness of the facts contradicts those who want to change the story. Barça will not be harmed, in any case they would be a victim,” predicted the president, who will shortly make an appearance to explain the details of the club’s investigation into this case.