Joan Laporta doesn’t regret sending Lionel Messi out


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For many, Joan Laporta will remain the president who ended Lionel Messi’s reign at FC Barcelona. In his defence, Josep Maria Bartomeu’s successor returned to the controls by inheriting a disastrous economic situation caused by his predecessor. This does not prevent fans of the Argentinian from resenting Laporta. And the latter continued to annoy them by maintaining the hypothesis of a possible return of Messi to Barça.

But over time, it now seems impossible to see Messi again in the Catalan jersey. At least as long as Laporta is still in place. The 2022 world champion should also soon extend his contract with PSG. And yesterday, Laporta spoke again on this file at the microphone of the SER padlock. And after having justified the departure of Messi, the culé leader confided that he no longer preferred to talk about this theme.

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“I had to put Barça ahead of the best player in the history of football. In these times of financial ruin, I couldn’t keep it. I think it was the best thing for the club. At the moment he is a PSG player and I prefer not to talk about him. We are focused on Barça. Leo will always be part of our emblem and I wish he had a different ending to the one he had”he said, before continuing.

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“There are several options, but I would be wrong if I mentioned them”. What revive the eternal debate on a possible return of the Pulga? Not necessarily. Asked about his relationship with the number 30 of PSG, the boss of the Blaugranas claims to be in contact with the Argentinian. “We have a relationship. Yes. » To which the journalist replies: “In his entourage, they say no. » And there, Laporta surprisingly changed the weather. “Yes, we had one. » It’s confirmed, it’s not really the mad love between Laporta and Messi anymore.

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