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Lionel Messi still has mourners at FC Barcelona. It has been several months since his departure to Paris Saint- Germain, but in the Catalan set there is still talk of “La Pulga”. Joan Laporta, president of the Blaugrana institution, recognized some points about the Argentine and He indicated that he hoped he would stay at the club playing for free.
“Everything indicates that he had the offer of PSG before leaving Barça. We knew, during the negotiation, that he had a very powerful offer. When it came time to make the decision, I thought I was doing the best for Barça. I hoped there would be a change of course and say free play, but we cannot think that a player of that height would do thatLaporta said.
The economic crisis of the club motivated Some team referents will lower their salary considerably in order to keep the staff. In this sense, the president of FC Barcelona recognized that this was an action that he expected from Messi, but that he ultimately left and her relationship with him is still good.
“No, I want it too much to be angry. But there comes a time when, when you see that it cannot be, there is disappointment on both sides. There was a desire to stay, but pressure with the offer he had. Messi will go down in the history of Barça as the best player in history and I would like to preserve this idea“Said the president.
Moreover, it had been revealed that the club he had a debt with Lionel Messi for his contract. Given this, Laporta acknowledged that there are still accounts pending, but that they are on the way to be paid. “No, there is still a concept, but in general it is closed”, he concluded.
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