Candidate for the presidency of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta sharply denounces the maneuvers of PSG to attract Lionel Messi.
Recent statements by Leonardo, the sporting director of the PSG, about Lionel messi continue to cause controversy in Catalonia. “Great players like Messi will always be on the PSG list. […] We are seated at the large table of those who are following the file closely. In fact, no, we are not yet seated, but our chair is just reserved in case… ”These words were not to Joan Laporta’s liking.
The former boss of Barça, who is again seeking the presidency of the Blaugrana institution, made a point of sending a firm message to PSG at the turn of an interview granted Monday to TVE, the public television channel in Spain. “I read that PSG had losses, and we are already talking about the few recruitments it could achieve. I would like to say that if we are to be respectful, we also ask PSG to be respectful towards Barça, and not to try to destabilize us. “
“They could have been silent”
And the contender for the succession of Josep Bartomeu to insist: “We have not done anything that could make them think that he can sign Messi while we are in the middle of the season. I don’t think this is fair. They could have kept quiet. If PSG wishes to become a benchmark club, it should not make this type of declaration. Joan Laporta has made the extension of La Pulga one of his workhorses during his campaign. This despite the big financial difficulties of the Catalan club.
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