Laporta is confident that he will keep Messi

Laporta is confident that he will keep Messi

Catalan Barcelona president Joan Laporta has given fans hope that Lionel Messi will stay at the club.

Memphis Depay's presentation gathered a lot of club representatives who had to answer uncomfortable questions from journalists. One of these was already a rhetorical question about the future of Lionel Messi. The Argentine is still listed as a free agent and does not belong to any of the clubs. Barcelona are trying to settle financial problems and sign him again.

This is what Joan Laporta said in his interview. At the moment, the club and the footballer are confident in continuing cooperation,

“The player said he wants to stay at the club, there is no doubt about that. We are moving forward in negotiations, everyone wants to see the same result. This is a dream we want to make come true. Hopefully the signing of the contract will happen soon.

We need to follow certain rules, that's understandable. But we are confident that we can either reduce the payroll or find a formula that suits La Liga,” the president summed up.

He also added that the President of La Liga Javier Tebas is interested in attracting eminent footballers to the Spanish championship no less than clubs. Therefore, he is in a friendly mood and expects a positive outcome from negotiations with Messi.

It is logical that Tebas has to abide by the letter of the law. He makes Barcelona do this too. The fact that negotiations were already close to completion was clear from the details of Lionel's future contract. When he agreed to cut his salary in half. Future departures of Griezmann and Coutinho will only confirm Messi's early comeback.

Besides, Laporta himself confirmed that there is interest in the Frenchman and that they are going to consider all options that will not harm Barcelona. With this rhetoric, we can state that despite financial problems and total confusion, Barcelona look more interesting than Real before the start of the season. They will not be abandoned by two stable players from the starting line-up, and even from the center of defense. Offensively, the Catalans have always had an abundance of performers, and this will continue in the future. The main thing is to find the right formula and keep Messi. Without his face, Barca will not cover loans. And the game... The game is still secondary.