Embrace between Joan Laporta and Leo Messi after the final of the Glass of Rey. Image: @JoanLaportaFCB in Twitter


The problems that Laporta has to fulfill his 'promise' to renew Leo Messi

Published:9/07/2021 - 18:20h

Updated:9/07/2021 - 21:53h

Joan Laporta keeps his intention to do all what was to his scope to ensure the continuity of Messi, but are many the obstacles on the way

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"I have come here to command and take decisions. We will not be able to it do solos. I will do all the possible so that Leo remain . Leo, already know that I want you a lot and that the Barça wants you a lot. You know that if the stadium was full when you play, would not want to you go" were the words that Joan Laporta pronounced to the moment of his takeover like president of the FC Barcelona, to half of the month of March. Since they have happened three months and half, with the situation practically the same to as it achieved it.

It is true that the good relation between the Catalan, 'The Flea' and his surroundings has allowed that they approach postures and exist an acuedo 'almost' enclosed, because Laporta has given spare reasons to Lionel Messi to remain , but continues without finding the ideal formula to achieve his big aim and fulfil the 'promise' that so many times repeated. It is something that, anyway, does not depend only of him and that they are many the factors that influence to achieve the so longed for signature of the captain culé, but in definite, the time happens and there is not advance any.

The president, this yes, has commissioned to keep to the calm fans and with hope, but already there are doubts and uncertainty. They are many the obstacles that has the Barça to be able to achieve the renewal/signing of Messi and will do fault a miracle so that they can achieve solve all the problems of the club before it close the market of signings. It is a very complicated situation, but from the club have dumped to achieve it and will remain to expect to that, of some form or another, the club can fulfil.

It fits to remember that the main problem of the Catalans to renew to Messi is the mass salarial. The Barça, as you report them, is forced to reduce in 50% the costs by wages and amortizaciones of the players. It is a very complicated aim because to achieve it the culés have to 'undo' of several footballers and, as it is the market, is not something simple: there are not a lot of offers and if they exist do not correspond to the requirements or needs of the club. The culés, in any case, have to give him gone out to Umtiti, Pjanic, Coutinho, Lenglet, Dembélé, Net... Among others so many that they could be in the door of exit.

The uncertainty and the imperial need to renew to Messi has carried to the club take drastic measures like the rescission of the agreement of Matheus Fernandes, a tactics that the Barça, if it wants to repeat it, has to be very accurate because the consequences are graver (and dangerous) that the profit in himself. Therefore, the negotiation marks a key point and essential for the blaugrana, so much to concretise the exits and sales, as for 'convince' to the players that remain to go down the wage.

The reduction salarial is another of the 'strategies' to fulfil with the 'fair play' financial, but is not simple. The captains and 'heavy weights' of the changing room are the first that will go through the offices. The Barça expects that Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets, as well as it did it Gerard Hammered, are had to 'help' to the club in a moment so difficult. Others, like Griezmann, Dembélé (if they remain ) or Frenkie of Jong also will be involved.

And what happens with Leo?

It does a month and half that Leo Messi abandoned the City Condal to enjoy of some mini holidays and concentrate with the selection of Argentina for the dispute of the Glass America. After this weekend, after the final in front of Brazil, will go back to be on holiday, until August. They will be some days in which, simultaneously to what happens in Barcelona, the Argentinian also will have to reflexionar: it will expect until the last day by the Barça?, it will listen new offers?, recortará (even more) his wage?, they are some of the questions that, without place to doubts, Messi will have to do. And the Barcelona run danger.

The reality is that, if the Barça does not achieve to do gap, to Messi will not be missing him destinations to go . The Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain have not done movements up to now, convinced that the intention of the rosarino is to remain in the Camp Nou, but know that if have an opportunity, go to go by her. To both clubs does not concern them so much the money and can 'please' to Leo without problems, a factor that still has a lot of strength.

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