Joan Laporta optimistic about the possibility to convince Lionel Messi to stay at Camp Nou

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Barcelona’s presidential nominee, Joan Laporta, is optimistic that it is possible to convince Lionel Messi to stay at Camp Nou.

The status of Lionel Messi in Barcelona is “reversible” according to presidential candidate Joan Laporta. Laporta, however, who hopes to return to a role he held between 2003 and 2010, remains hopeful that both Barca’s financial difficulties and Messi’s future can be tackled.

“Two things are the product of poor management. With COVID, the situation has deteriorated, but mismanagement is part of this effect and is the cause of it; having Leo like this. The two things are reversible. The situation of the club is reversible and the Leo issue, I hope too. I think the most important thing is that Leo said he will wait for a new president to decide and, therefore, he would be willing to listen to Barca’s proposal. They told me they would wait until the end of the season. I like to stay with the positive and I think that is very positive.”

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