Joan Laporta in the presentation of Kessié

"OUSMANE IS NOT A BARÇA FOOTBALL PLAYER"

Laporta gets 'wet' about Dembélé, his meeting with Mendes and Gavi's renewal

Published:6/07/2022 - 13:35h

Updated:6/07/2022 - 17:53h

Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona, ​​offered a few words in Franck Kessié's presentation, where he spoke about the status of some signings and the players on the squad

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Joan Laporta, president of the FC Barcelona, has presented in front of the media in the press conference by the presentation of Franck Kessié. In her, it spoke of the Barcelona actuality in company of the director of football Mateu Alemany, where pronounced on the renewal of Gavi, the continuity of Ousmane Dembélé, the signings of summer and the present of the institution.

Alemany Took the word when answering on the profile of Kessié in the Barça of Xavi Hernández. "Always we have said that the signings have to follow a procedure that finish with the approval of the trainer. The míster is the one who asks a profile and the one who validates it. Xavi insisted with the signing of Franck and have fulfilled with his request", aimed the attendant of the sportive direction culé.

Besides, it wanted to mention the state of the renewal of Gavi and the registration of the footballers in the staff. "To inscribe to Sergi Roberto, Franck and Andreas will have to go down the mass salarial. When we activate the second crowbar, will achieve the 1/1 and everything will be much easier. The year happened also happened us and, at the end, attain to inscribe to all the signings. Regarding Gavi, there is a frame of agreement. We are we engaged to concretise this situation. It is 17 years old and we will expect to that have 18 to be able to sign an agreement of more than four years. Gavi Will continue to 100%", affirmed the executive.

By his part, Laporta did emphasis in the signings veraniegos and in the future of Frenkie of Jong. "First we have to activate the second crowbar. It will not be easy, are working in this. When we do it, we will be able to tackle the incorporations wished. I do not go to say how many signings will do, but yes that we engage us to reinforce the staff. Frenkie Is player of the Barça and we, if we do not have the need, will not sell it. We do not want to it sell. We know that has offers, but in these moments do not sell to this player", sentenced the mandator.

Dembélé, Mendes and the agreements

Also it spoke of the continuity of the 'Mosquito', the one who no longer has any bond with the club. "We do not have a planned date. We are in a situation of uncertainty. In these moments still can not fichar. We are speaking with players that interest us so that they expect us. Ousmane Is not footballer of the Barça, but have done him an offer by a sportive interest. It has not arrived to accept our proposal, but wants to go on speaking. We will go on speaking, at least for the moment", said.

Near to finalise, spoke of his dinner with Jorge Mendes, the one who is agent of a lot of players in the 'look' of the club. "Yes, had a dinner with him. It is truth. They came by the market. It was foreseen that it came Mateu, but had other occupations. We speak of the situation of the market, but do not go to say if it offered me or no to some player. Always it is interesting to speak with him, is a big agent", cleared Laporta.

Finally, the president gave his point of view on the possibility to terminate some agreements. "Have an absolute respect by our players. With which the technician does not explain, are working in an agreement consensuado. it is working Very well from the sportive direction. It is not simple, as the footballers want to have agreements resembled the current. The majority has the hope and the illusion to convince to the trainer. It is normal. Here it is the point of difficulty. It will impose the logic", concluded.

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