Exclusive New Joan Laporta have Happy message for Lionel Messi Exclusive Joan Laporta’s emotional message for Lionel Messi On Wednesday evening, Joan Laporta was sworn in as the new president of Barcelona, and he had a message for star player Lionel Messi.
The 33-year-deal old’s with the Catalan giants expires on June 30, and he has been free to talk to other clubs since January due to the approaching deadline.
Messi wanted to leave the club as a free agent last summer, but he backed down because he did not want to go to court to force the transfer, and he stayed for this season.
“I will do whatever I can to try to persuade Leo to stay,” Laporta told the gathered party, according to El Mundo Deportivo. He is well aware of this.
Exclusive New Joan Laporta have Happy message for Lionel Messi Exclusive Joan Laporta’s emotional message for Lionel Messi “We will do anything because he is the greatest player in history, and please excuse me for saying this in front of everyone here, but you know how much I love you and how much we want you to stay,” says the coach.
Earlier on Wednesday, El Confidencial reported that Barcelona would force the Argentine to accept a 30 percent pay cut in exchange for a job for life, ensuring he would continue to work for the club after his playing career ended.