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Crazy: Leo Messi and Pep Guardiola could have stayed in the Getafe

Published:20/05/2020 - 13:30h

Updated:20/05/2020 - 13:30h

The president of the Getafe, Ángel Torres, always has boasted to keep a good relation with Joan Laporta, and ensures that Messi and Guardiola were about to to defend the shield of the Getafe

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They imagine to Leo Messi and Pep Guardiola defending the colours of the Getafe? It could have happened, according to Ángel Torres, recently more than a decade. The president azulón boasts to keep a good relation with Joan Laporta, legendary ex leader of the FC Barcelona, and has desvelado in 'MARK' that reached a principle in accordance with the ex president culé for the cession of Leo Messi, when so only had 18 years.

"In the first or second year of Messi had it almost done so that it came to the Getafe yielded. At the end, Rijkaard did not accept and remain us with win them", remembers Ángel Torres, the one who wishes that Joan Laporta take the relief of Josep Maria Bartomeu in the presidency of the FC Barcelona of face to the elections of 2021. "Ojalá Go back, although I do not know if second parts are good. Always I have carried me very well with Laporta, is a very fun type and would be well go back to coincide with him".

Pep Guardiola also had the opportunity to direct to the Getafe before being first trainer of the FC Barcelona. "A day were in a European draw in Switzerland, Txiki (Begiristain, Barcelona sportive director in that period) and I, and the idea was that Laudrup trained to the Barcelona and we remained us like substitute with Guardiola, because Laporta at the beginning was not at all convinced of fichar to Pep", ensures Ángel Torres.

The course of Frank Rijkaard was already closed from did months, and with the step of the time the options for the bench culé reduced to Laudrup and Guardiola. The Danish technician, that this season with the Getafe arrived to the final of Glass of Rey and to the quarter-finals of the Glass of the UEFA, finally remained deleted of the list of the FC Barcelona and Laporta finish betting by Pep Guardiola, a decision of risk when proceeding of the filial.

Key decisions of Laporta

The result of that election already is known by all. The FC Barcelona conquered the triplete in the campaign 2008-09, that would finish turning into sextete some months later. In his four seasons directing to the group culé, the one of Sampedor attained erigirse like the most prolific technician of the history of the club, and surely the one who more affection has won in the Camp Nou.

If it had trained to the Getafe in 2008, perhaps his path would have been very different. The case is that it did not go like this, and thanks to this the barcelonismo has been able to enjoy of the most successful stage of all his history. Thank you, largely, to the hatching of Leo Messi to the one who also seated him of perlas remain in the City Condal and not to leave yielded to any team. Neither to the Getafe, neither to the Juventus, neither to any part.

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