Messi desires to remain at Barcelona, insists presidential candidate Laporta
Lionel Messi will “do all the things in his energy” to remain at Barcelona so long as he receives an appropriate provide, based on presidential candidate Joan Laporta.
Messi’s future has been the topic of hypothesis and debate for a lot of months, with the membership captain making an attempt to drive by a transfer away final August.
On the time, he was adamant a contractual clause that allowed him to depart free of charge was nonetheless lively, however Barca refused to sanction an exit and Messi opted towards dragging them by the courts.
Since then Messi has taken just a few public jabs on the membership, although the early resignation of earlier president Josep Maria Bartomeu in October is believed to have been a constructive growth in Barca’s bid to rebuild the connection.
Messi’s contract expires on the finish of the season and he has assured followers he is not going to make any choices till Barca’s marketing campaign has concluded.
Laporta, the overwhelming favorite to succeed Bartomeu when the presidential election is given the inexperienced gentle to go forward in both February or March, is satisfied Messi desires to stick with the Blaugrana.
“Messi is now completely centered on catching Atletico Madrid in LaLiga and enjoying the Paris Saint-Germain tie within the Champions League,” Laporta is quoted as saying by Sport.
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“I have no idea if he can be enjoying on Sunday [in the Supercopa de Espana final] however he can be on the bench and it’s important that Leo encourage his team-mates.
“I see him increasingly joyful, he’s having fun with it. I do know that he desires to remain and I do know that he’ll do all the things in his energy to remain so long as the membership can provide him a proposal that fits him.”
One participant who appears more likely to arrive at Barca is Manchester Metropolis defender Eric Garcia, who has lengthy been linked with a return to Camp Nou, the place he started his profession.
Laporta understands Garcia is not going to be a part of this month however, assuming the brand new board agrees to his signing, he’s being lined up for the top of the season as soon as his contract at Metropolis runs out.
“Eric Garcia is not going to come this winter,” Laporta added. “We can not give a letter to the supervisor to hold out acts of disposition.
“The choices and figures have been defined to us and we’ve got all concluded that if the contract ends, the brand new board decides to include him.
“We now have assessed the participant’s wage, and it was an operation that needed to be carried out by assessing the monetary scenario of the membership.”
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