The president of the club, Joan Laporta, gave a press conference this Friday to clarify the reasons for the departure of the Argentine prodigy.
Barça fans were hoping their nightmare would end. It is not so. Half a day after the announced departure of Lionel Messi from his long-standing club, President Joan Laporta’s speech was more than expected. Near 700 000 people were gathered behind their screens to listen to him speak in front of the journalists. The day before, only nine short lines of a very cold press release explained that the child prodigy was leaving Barcelona because of the financial restrictions imposed by the Liga, the Spanish football league. In the face of the press, Joan Laporta did not finally say much more.
For a good hour, the one who was elected at the head of the club in March told the same story over and over again. Barça and Messi had come to an agreement, but the financial fair play desired by La Liga did not allow the contract to be initialed without endangering the club’s financial situation. “An investment of the volume represented by Leo Messi involved certain risks that we were prepared to assume”, did he explained to the desk, black suit on his back. After two months of negotiations and various attempts at financial arrangements, the club had to resolve to abandon the prodigy.
Pass of arms with la Liga “The legacy that Leo leaves us is incredible. He made the history of the club, continued a defeatist Laporta . Now a new era begins. There will be a before and an after Leo. ” However, some continue to believe that the Barcelona president is bluffing, hoping to crack the highest levels of the league Spain and win their case.
La Liga could bite their fingers if the one who is considered by many to be the best player in the history of the round ball goes to another league , and would do without this bad publicity. Joan Laporta has not ceased to recall that, despite the efforts of the club and the Messi clan, the league has refused all arrangements, only offering FC Barcelona the possibility of seeing its TV rights affected over fifty years for
Stung by these barely concealed attacks, Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga, 1423584791245508616 replied to him on Twitter even before the press conference was over, implying that his argument was intentionally wrong.
Without waiting for the two presidents settle their dispute, several clubs have already started to position themselves on the Messi file. Manchester City and PSG are already in advanced discussions with the entourage of the six-fold Golden Ball, hoping to come away winners of this liar poker game.