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LIGA – Joan Laporta revealed the reasons for Lionel Messi’s departure

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Faced with the anger of the supporters and the numerous questions about the departure of Lionel Messi, the president of the club Joan Laporta left his reserve. The boss of FC Barcelona held a press conference this Friday, August 06, 2021 to explain the departure of the Argentinean.

We could read the sadness on the face of Joan Laporta this Friday, August 06. The departure of the sextuple Ballon d’or caused an earthquake in Barça. The boss of the blaugrana club gave several explanations. ” I am here to tell you about the situation we arrived at with Messi,’ he announced as an introduction. 

Laporta attacked former club president Josep María Bartomeu. According to him, his management was disastrous and plunged the club into this situation.” Malheureusement, we received a club in a bad situation. The payroll represents 110% of the club’s revenues, which means we don’t have a salary range. There are rules in Liga, financial fair play, that don’t give us any margin,’ he regretted.
The new president of FC Barcelona thanked Lionel Messi who, according to him, wanted to continue the adventure with his club of hearts but the economic situation of the club cannot bear a possible extension of the Argentinian. Messi absolutely wanted to stay. We also wanted to keep him,’ he said.

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Laporta also revealed the outlines of the agreement that had been reached with Messi’s entourage. “We initially agreed on a two-year contract paid over five years, but which did not fit into the rules of the Liga. We then agreed on a five-year contract (…) But the Liga Economic Commission said no. She proposed an agreement that would bring us money but would not respect the club’s interests in the future in terms of TV rights. We wanted the post-Messim period to start in two years. We still wanted to enjoy Leo’s magic and talent.” Finally, the boss of Barça called everyone at work to keep the club shining. For him, the Barça existed before Messi so it must continue to exist for the good of world football.


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