Lionel Messi Might Return to Barcelona
Lionel Messi may return to Barcelona where he started his amazing career. However Barcelona’s President Laporta hinted a return for the Argentine stating that his era at Barcelona must finish well. The Argentine played majority of his football career at Barcelona makjng a name for himself and achievements. Furthermore, He moved to PSG based on a financial issue Barcelona had, that only him leaving at that point could solve.
In a exclusive interview he stated: “Messi was everything. “To Barca, he’s been possibly its greatest player, the most efficient. To me he’s only comparable to Johan Cruyff. But it had to happen one day. We had to make a decision as a consequence of what we inherited. The institution is in charge of players, coaches.
“I would hope that the Messi chapter isn’t over. I think it’s our responsibility to try to find a moment to fix that chapter, which is still open and hasn’t closed. So it turns out like it should have, and that it has a more beautiful ending. “As president of Barca, I did what I had to do. But also as president of Barca, and on a personal level, I think I owe him. “At the moment, we have a positive net worth. In about a month, we have earned close to €650m.
Lionel Messi May Return As Barcelona Financials Are Getting in Shape
“We’ve had to move fast. The TV rights were sold, 25% of them, and that has added important revenue. The club is on path to being sound. Financially the club is better with the money that’s come in. Also we’ve been able to pay back €100m of the credit we had through Goldman Sachs.
“What’s more, it needs to be said, the club is back to being sound economically. But we have to work harder to increase our earnings, not from selling shares but not by profiting through them.”
“Right now we have a calm approach about it, not wanting to upset anyone, encouraging dialogue with institutions in Europe, be they political or sport, and make it the most attractive competition in the world. It’s got be be an open one, and we at Barcelona have said that. We’re also going to respect the state bodies in Europe, UEFA in this case.
“We’re open to discussion, but what it is going to be is a competition where the clubs will be able to exercise their power to make their own decisions. At the end of it, we are the ones that are supporting the weight of what is European football. That’s where it can be the most attractive competition in the world if we do it right, and I’m sure we’re going to do it right because the law protects us.
“Additionally, the clubs have reached a point where we have to come up with rules that allow us to compete with state-owned clubs whose resources don’t come from football but through other industries, so they distort European football and make all this unsustainable. Clubs with the pedigree and history like Juve and Barca see a threat from these clubs that throw money at the problem and distort the market.”