Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of the Barcelona


Bartomeu, blunt: "No movement is expected in January"

Published:9/12/2019 - 12:59h

Updated:9/12/2019 - 14:28h

Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of FC Barcelona, ​​gave an interview to the Italian media 'La Repubblica' in which he talked about some current issues

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The president of the FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, went the protagonist of a wide interview to the half Italian 'The Repubblica' in the week in which the Barcelona team, leader of LaLiga Santander, goes to measure to the first qualifier of the Italian championship, the Inter of Milan, in party of Champions League. The maximum mandator culé left interesting headlines.

The first was in reference to the market of traspasos of winter, in which it denied that the FC Barcelona have the intention to make some signing or to close some exit. "It does not expect any movement in January. Have a team balanced: it does not be missing us at all, but not even we can allow us lose to somebody", ensured.

About the case of Arturo Vidal, ensured that never it has him sucedido that somebody want to leave in January although it understands that, to final of season, some footballer can have the intention to change of airs. "In some cases leave them go, and in other occasions convinced them so that they remained ", said, on the precedents.

"For Guardiola, the doors of the Barça always are opened"

Another of the subjects by which asked him to Bartomeu was the interest by Lautaro Martínez, Argentinian forward that is to a big level in Giuseppe Meazza. "It is a question with cheat. What can say is that the Inter of Milan is playing very well and Lautaro is not the only that has impressed me. It is not casualidad that are up in the classification of the Series To", manifested.

Also it spoke on the fly of Neymar and the attempt of repescarle the past summer. "The PSG arrived with a cheque and there was little that do. When I spoke with him I knew that had a lot of doubts", commented on it sucedido in 2017, adding that "the past summer was Leonardo the one who said that Neymar was in the market and try it, but these conditions were impossible".

Bartomeu also commented the goodbye of Pep Guardiola does already some years, ensuring that it was a unilateral decision of the Catalan trainer and ensuring that they would receive him with the open arms if it decided to go back. "It does not depend on my. It was Pep the one who decided to go, but for him the doors of the Barça always are opened", sentenced.

Renew to Messi

Already it does months that Bartomeu speaks of a new renewal for Leo Messi before he leave to be president, something that detailed for the half Italian. "Before concluding my mandate, would like me do him an agreement of anualidad as already we have done it with Iniesta. It has won the right to decide when say that it is sufficient", ensured.

Besides, it denied his course to another team: "The only hope that have the fanatical Italians, British and of other countries to see it closely is to expect to that the Barça visit his stadiums". Finally, it understood that the '10' think in withdrawing in some years. "Like footballer, Messi is the number one and will understand it entirely in some years, because Leo has changed no only the history of the Barça, but also the one of the world-wide football", concluded.

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