Joan Laporta: 'I don't contemplate or consider a no from Leo Messi'
The president of FC Barcelona has referred to the renewal of the Argentine star and the current situation at the Club in the presentation of the documentary ‘Messi, the tenth art’
The president of FC Barcelona Joan Laporta referred this Wednesday evening to the renewal of Leo Messi, coinciding with the presentation of the TV3 documentary of the Argentine; 'Messi, the tenth art': “Leo Messi's boots will continue on the Camp Nou pitch. He wants to stay. I do not contemplate a no. But it isn't easy. We'll do what we can. There is no need to seduce him, he is determined if there are a series of circumstances to stay."
Asked when the continuity of the player could be announced, Joan Laporta explained that "the idea is as soon as possible." "He is OK but he hasn't signed yet. Kun Agüero tells him every day: "Sign that, we will play together." In economic terms, he has made it very easy, but financial fair play is another battleground."
In relation to FFP, the president stated that “we have a ratio of 4-1. We have to follow the rules, we will follow them. There will be more sales and loans. Without paying a transfer fee. We will do a lot of loans, because we have a very high sports payroll compared to other clubs."
Finally, Joan Laporta referred to the new kit presented this Tuesday at the Camp Nou, recalling that it refers to the rules of the Club: “It is inspired by the crest and everything that makes us more than a club. We have our own style. It’s a style that Johan Cruyff taught us and it’s what we want to see in the first team. It's non-negotiable."