Vitor Baía in the Champions League final


Barça was close to 'fishing' at Porto before 'signing' Deco

Published:1/10/2023 - 18:10h

Updated:1/10/2023 - 18:10h

Before the board of directors of FC Barcelona opted for Deco, there were many names that were mentioned to lead the sports management. Vítor Baía, ex-Azulgrana and one of the great leaders of Porto, was one of them

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To the doors of the crash between the FC Barcelona and FC Port wine by the second day of the phase of groups of the Champions League, are many the 'memories' that there is of the relation between both clubs, that has been historically very positive. However, in May of this year existed the possibility that 'twisted' the relation by the interest of the blaugrana in doing with the services of Vítor Bay, current sportive director of the Portuguese picture.

The exguardameta born in Vila Nova of Gaia was one of the alternative that the Barcelona entity tanteó in the month of May when Mateu Alemany confirmed -for the first time- his intention to leave of the Barça. Deco Of Souza was the first option in the list of the Managerial Board of Joan Laporta, but Baía appeared between the candidates to do by the place by the big work that has come exerting since it landed in the offices of Do Dragao.

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The Barça remembers to Vítor Baía by his step in the Camp Nou between 1996 and 1999, but also by his work in Portugal. It is the right hand of Paint gives Coast, president of the team luso, and exerts like the sportive vice-president and his work has been flawless to build a staff balanced and sanear the accounts of the club, remembering that they were a lot of the problems of the Port wine with the Fair Play Financial of the UEFA that deprived them to do big investments in the market of signings.

The blaugrana finish decanting by the option of Deco, the one who has come exerting a big work in the sportive direction and was key, by ejempo, to concretise the incorporation of Joao Félix and Joao Cancel this summer through two simple cessions. From the club knew that the Brazilian had a more oriented profile to the negotiations and the closing of operations, whereas Baía is a piece that where more has stood out has been in the direction of clubs and the profitable management of his resources.

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