Joan Laporta complains in press conference


Laporta closes the door of Barça to Messi and points to LaLiga

Published:6/08/2021 - 12:03h

Updated:6/08/2021 - 15:22h

Joan Laporta appeared before the media this Friday morning to explain the departure of Leo Messi. The president did not want to generate false hopes and made it clear that the Catalans cannot pay the salary of the '10'

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"Good morning To all, am here to explain what has happened with Leo Messi". Of this way began Joan Laporta his appearance of press to explain the exit of the 'crack' Argentinian. The president explained the reasons of the course of the '10' and answered to the doubts of all the journalists. For the dreamiest, the president wanted to leave very clear that there is not any option that the rosarino was still in the Barça.

"I do not want to generate false hopes. This negotiation has concluded and the agreements have not been able to materialise by the limit salarial that has LaLiga", affirmed, signalling to LaLiga. Besides, it recognised that the footballer wanted to solve his future already because has other 'girlfriends'. "The player also has other proposals and there is a time limit because LaLiga begins in brief and he also needed a time not to have to be still in this line and can value other options", commented.

To continuation, 'Jan' went back to speak of the limit salarial of LaLiga, referred to the pressures that has received the competition so that they fulfil the norms and began to explain the process of negotiation with Leo. "The first that agree that it signed two years to pay in five years. Messi has put eases in everything. We thought that it fit in the criteria of LaLiga, in other countries works, but here has not been accepted. LaLiga Also had his pressures because there were clubs that wanted that they fulfilled the norms", declared.

"Afterwards we happen to an agreement of five years, that Read also accepted. He has his intentions and his plans and fit him minimum two years in the Barça. We wanted that the stage post-Messi will begin in two years, but have to advance it these two years. It can not be. When we did the agreement of five years, thought that we could renew to Messi", continued, for to continuation refer to the species of blackmail that did him LaLiga to the Barcelona with the agreement with the investment fund CVC.

"LaLiga Left us glimpse that this could go in. It has finish unchaining this situation. It is true that would receive a money, but think that mortgage the rights of half television century is not what suits to the entity. The FC Barcelona is above all else", continued, in reference to the extra money that ofece the championship to all his clubs in return to sell 10% of the rights of the tournament, something that refuses the Barça of unanimous form.

Laporta Regretted to have not been able to 'fichar' to Messi

Besides, the president explained how have been the last days of negotiation and went back to leave clear that Messi will not go on down the limit salarial. "Two days ago that arrive to the conclusion that this no longer gives for more. Yesterday it was doing the last conversations with the father of Leo. They have been negotiations of two very intense months. We had arrived to agreements that have not been able to materialise. We thought that they would be more flexible, but already knew that we exceeded the limit salarial", indicated.

Finally, it regretted not being able to sack to Leo as it deserves , but left clear that the club is above all else and that the directive is with win to raise the situation. "We are more motivated that never. It goes us to demand a level and are had to assume the challenge so that the Barça follow giving joys to the barcelonismo. The sadness that gives not being able to sack to Messi how deserves ... We wanted to do it of a more beautiful way. But it is necessary to preserve the heritage of the institution, with 122 years of history, are with more motivation", concluded.

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