Joan Laporta has made it clear that Lionel messiThe contract renewal case has nothing to do with the result of the club’s audit report. The Barcelona The president explained that his board of directors has prepared a certain strategy to convince Messi stay in Catalonia, one that does not depend on the results of the audit that will be known in July.
The president discussed the Messi situation during Official presentation of Eric García, while also tackling various other topics.
“[Messi‘s contract renewal] does not depend on the audit ” Laporta saying.
“We are in talks with their representatives. It is going well and we hope it continues to move forward.
“We are more or less aware of this year [audit] results. When we finish the audit in July, you will give us more information.
“But for [Messi‘s renewal] we already had a reservation, a strategy in place. “
Laporta also emphasized that MessiThe decision depends solely on the sports project offered by the club and insisted that its board of directors will do everything possible to build a strong team.
“We are all excited [of the possibility of] he and Sergio Aguero playing together, “he added Laporta.
“In order to Messi, this is not a question of money. On the other hand, we know our financial framework.
“He’s showing a lot of understanding. He wants a competitive team that wins titles. None of the transfers we make are made in connection with negotiations with him.
“We know you want to stay, but, as in Eric [Garcia’s] case, you have other offers.
“We are valuing you very much. I hope that your desire to stay in Barcelona is decisive. “
The Barcelona The president also indicated that the club is targeting top-notch players and is confident of being able to convince them to join the Blaugrana this summer.
“We are bringing elite players,” he said. Laporta.
We are very satisfied with the team we have. You will see that the new signings will be of a high level.
“Players from whom we can demand what we want, which is to win titles.
“We have the knowledge in the world of football and we are fortunate that, although we are in a difficult situation, we can reverse it.”
“Now we have to take advantage of our knowledge and experience to manage this situation and sign players.
“We are generating an impact on players and representatives. They want to come to Barcelona.
“They know that we are putting together a project with the aim of winning, playing well, having fun and generating joy and happiness.”