Jaume Roures, president of Mediapro, in an interview


Roures's 'bomb': "Messi was more complicated by sports issues"

Published:14/09/2021 - 12:28h

Updated:14/09/2021 - 12:28h

Jaume Roures, founding partner of Mediapro, spoke on Tuesday about the departure of Leo Messi from FC Barcelona. The Catalan assured that the Argentine could have left for sports and not economic issues

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Jaume Roures, partner founder of Mediapro and one of the avalistas of the candidature of Joan Laporta to the Barcelona presidency, spoke in the program 'The Sotana' on Leo Messi and his exit of the FC Barcelona. The Catalan recognised to have been in a meeting in Lleida beside the maximum mandator barcelonista and Javier Thebes to treat the continuity of the Argentinian star.

"In this food, the continuity of Messi in the Barça was very directed. Of the of CVC still did not speak . The League and the president of the Barça wanted to look for solutions so that Messi continued and of that food went out with the idea that this was very directed. Signed there was not at all, was all agreed to and a lot of things written", affirmed the only administrator of Mediapro.

Besides, the known employer desveló that under his point of view Messi did not be the Barcelona by a sportive and no economic subject, that is what Laporta confirmed. "The previous days to this Thursday complicated everything a bit by all sides. There is not a condition by the subject of the CVC, and do not think that was a thing of the avalistas. I think that complicated the thing from the sportive point of view, and no economic", indicated.

"Messi already did the grantings that asked him and like this said it he. All did all the possible, but the world of the football is very complex", continued. Roures Left clear that it can that to Messi did not convince him the sportive project of the Barça. "The things are not easy. The requirement and the need to have a competitive team is something that already has gone saying Leo since it is captain. East was an element that mixed with some subjects that were quite resolved inside the complexity to marry it all", stood out.

On the other hand, it spoke of how and why it loaned to be avalista of Laporta in the Barcelona. "I would do me responsible of a part of the guarantee if the things went badly. Type an against-guarantee. The conversations were after having won the elections and to instances of Jaume Turned. Wanted to look for the stability. The situation of the club is worse of which all the world can imagine", commented.

Roures Had endorsed to Font, but no to Freixa

Finally, it left clear that had endorsed also to Víctor Font to have it need, although it had not done it with Toni Freixa. "I endorsed because in this moment the situation of crisis of the club was so strong that only had been missing that this candidature had not been able to access to have a managerial board to be able to do a positive thing. It would have done the same with Víctor Font, but no with Toni Freixa", finalised.

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