Laporta with Lewandowski


Transfers, committed decisions, titles... Laporta celebrates two years as president of Barça

Published:7/03/2023 - 15:28h

Updated:7/03/2023 - 16:07h

Joan Laporta celebrates two years as president of Barça this Tuesday and has left an interesting balance in the club's offices. At 'FCBN' we summarize his management since he took office

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This Tuesday 7 March fulfil two years since Joan Laporta went back to take the reins of the FC Barcelona after the complications by the pandemia and the bad management of Josep Maria Bartomeu. His first two seasons like president of the club have had several altibajos and in 'FCBN' do a summary of what has left his management until the moment.

High and drops of weight

Since it arrived again to the offices has had to take several decisions in profit of the institution, many of them quite complicated because of the state in which it found the club. The first was the exit of Lionel Messi had to that the Fair Play financial of LaLiga made impossible his renewal by the delicate economic situation. Also it gave step to the course of Ronald Koeman and to the signing of Xavi Hernández like relief, the one who caused an immediate impact in the fans and avivó the illusion of face to the future. Finally, it signed to Mateu Alemany like director of football, what has allowed to the Barça moldear all the sportive project of the trainer with big incorporations.

Besides, Laporta and company have closed big movements in all the 2022 to fulfil with the observations of the technician and like this make a competitive staff in all the competitions. The club did the signings of Ferran Torres, Adama Traoré, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dani Alves, Pablo Tower, Raphinha, Héctor Bellerín, Jules Koundé, Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessié and Marcos Alonso to reinforce , being the movement flag the one of Robert Lewandowski. The Pole landed in the Spotify Camp Nou and has left astronomical numbers in his first months, annotating 25 goals in 31 commitments with the elastic Barcelona.

Balance in the vitrinas and the agreement with CVC

The new Managerial Board heaved his first title in the Glass of the King 2020/21 and since happened almost two years of drought until Xavi Hernández conquered the Supercopa of Spain to beginnings of this 2023. Several aims have not fulfilled in European competitions, like classifying to the eliminatory rounds of the last editions of the Champions League and neither top champion of the Europe League to minimise the financial losses. However, the club nowadays is leader in League to 9 points of the Real Madrid and with a foot in the final of Glass, what could convert to the Barcelona in the totalitarian champion of all the local tournaments at the end of the course.

Also it is the decision of Laporta of not to join with CVC although the economic proposal was important to keep the liquidity in the arks of the club. The leader opted for applying the designated 'crowbars' to generate extraordinary income and fichar new footballers and also close beneficial agreements like the one of 'Spotify', the one who will be patrocinante of the club by the next four years.

Promising future

Finally, it ensured the renewals of Pedri, Ansu Fati, Ronald Araújo, Gavi and próximamente Alejandro Balde. Each one of them are important pieces inside the plantel and big part of the project of Xavi of face to the following courses. Although there is some adjust that attend with the right side, the pivote and the relief of Lewandowski, the true is that all could be fully solved during the next market of signings. This yes, Laporta knows that it will have to do some millionaire sale and reduce the mass salarial of the staff not to break with the Fair Play of LaLiga. Everything is on the table and little by little the management of the mandator gives destellos of greatness for what subtracts of his cycle.

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