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The reason why Joan Laporta said "no" to the signing of Eric García

Published:20/01/2021 - 17:38h

Updated:20/01/2021 - 20:45h

Joan Laporta is the big favourite to win the elections to the presidency of the FC Barcelona. In a recent interview, explained why tumbó the signing of Eric García

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Joan Laporta, candidate to the elections to the presidency of the FC Barcelona and big favourite to be reelected at most mandator culé, conceded an interview to the newspaper 'Sport' in which it spoke on several subjects. One of them was the signing of Eric García, head office of the Manchester City that it could arrive this month of January in return of 4 million fixed euros more other 4 in variables.

In the interview, asked him to Joan Laporta by the signing of the Catalan defence of 20 years, but considered that any of the candidates has capacity of decision before the elections. "We do not have the attributions to take a decision like the one of Eric García. Like candidates, only can give our opinion. The only solution is to vote and that there is a new president", said.

To Joan Laporta asked him which opinió on the signing of Eric García in the meeting with Carles Tusquets and the rest of candidates. "If it finish agreement on 30 June, interests to the technicians of the club and wants to come to the Barça, can expect to final of season. It remains free of here to few months and can save these five million euros that asked , more the index card of the player, the commission of the agents. It was precipitated that it came now", commented.

The decision of Joan Laporta in this regard of the signing of Eric García can affect deportivamente to a team that has the risk to remain without titles by fault of effective. "I am optimistic, see the always half glass full and think that this season will win some title. The team has to believe in his possibilities, the trainer has to try find the system of game and between all achieve the results that all want to", manifested.

"I do not understand that it could not vote the day 24"

On the other hand, Joan Laporta also spoke on the future of Leo Messi. "One of the things by which the Barça needs a president and a managerial board is precisely to be able to take the necessary decisions and of this form present him to Messi a concrete proposal that in the economic terrain can fulfil the club… and that in the terrain of game was competitive. It does not help in at all that it was delaying the day of the elections. What more time happen, less help in the case of Messi and other a lot of subjects more", explained

Another of the names that appeared was the one of Víctor Valdés, that could return to the club beside the own Joan Laporta. "Have a big relation. It is a brave person and very qualified, but do not have any commitment with him. In in his moment, the big players that has had the Barça would have to incorporate in the appropriate places of the sportive project to improve it and reinforce it", mentioned.

Joan Laporta also spoke on his project for the FC Barcelona, that will be competitive and accurate with the ones of house. "It will be ambitious, very professional, respecting always our genuine system to play to fútbo and applying the philosophy cruyffista. We will be innovative regarding the methods of management of the formative football, The Masia, because we want that it was a centre of excellence, of world-wide reference with his stamp of quality", said.

The postponement of the elections

Joan Laporta left to fall that the postponement of the elections to the presidency of the FC Barcelona prejudices him to him more than to any another candidate. "We were very very positioned to win these elections! We had done a good work and by the reasons that said the Managing Board... As they do not go to celebrate the day 24", said, adding that "in any case, will follow working to try win the elections".

To Joan Laporta asked him also if it will change his strategy in front of the delay of the elections to finals of February or principles of March. "It is not the same to work to a week seen that to seven. What go to do is to carry out adjust them necessary in the team of campaign because had commitments purchased only until the day 25. Also I refer me to the budget", sentenced.

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