If Messi leaves Barcelona, he could earn more, says Joan Laporta, the presidential candidate who is determined to retain the Argentinian. Presidential candidate Joan Laporta has declared that Barcelona would not attempt to match the offers that Lionel Messi might receive from rival clubs.
From 2003 to 2010, Laporta previously served as president, overseeing the early years of Messi’s career at Camp Nou, and is now seeking a further term at the helm.
The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the Catalan giants into a financial crisis and it has meant that pay levels have been closely examined, re-thought, and restructured.
Messi is the top earner of the club, but there are doubts about whether he will resume as he approaches the end of his contract, which expires in 2021.
Before the 2020-21 season, the club’s record scorer wanted to leave and may again tell Barcelona that he intends to leave, although Laporta dearly wants the Argentine forward to stay.
Other clubs may have more money to tempt Messi, Laporta says, but they do not have the kinship with the six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or that would make a split so hard to bear.
“We will use all our skills to keep Messi with us,” Laporta told Radio MARCA.
Not only is Leo based on money, it’s going to be a good economic proposal, but we’re not going to get what other clubs can do.
Lionel Messi might earn more if he left Barcelona, says Joan Laporta, the presidential candidate who is determined to retain the Argentinian.
Joan Laporta, the presidential candidate, said that Barcelona would not try to match the offers that Lionel Messi might receive from rival clubs.
Laporta previously served as president from 2003 to 2010, overseeing the early years of Messi’s career at Camp Nou, and is now seeking an additional term at the helm.
The Catalan giants have been plunged into a financial crisis by the coronavirus pandemic and this has meant that pay levels have been closely examined, rethought, and restructured.