Barcelona president Joan Laporta does not plan to travel to the two friendlies that Ronald Koeman’s team will play in Stuttgart next Saturday and in Salzburg next Wednesday and will continue to work in Barcelona with many files still on the team’s table.
Logically speaking, the final race to sign Leo Messi’s contract and LaLiga’s negotiation of a salary cap are two of the president’s priority goals, which have marked Leo’s continuity as key to the project.
For his part, the Argentine player arrived in Elbrat, Wednesday, after spending a few days with his family after winning the America’s Cup. Up to three security staff of the same FC Barcelona, starting with its boss, Rafa Soldado, guarded Leo, who informed them of the date of his arrival. It is a good sign that he is compatible with Barcelona.
While waiting for the confirmation of his new contract with Barcelona, Messi’s arrival was accompanied by high media expectations. With an initial agreement for five seasons missing the signature and putting it on paper. With both parties going in the same direction, the problem is the contractual complexity and details of a long document where all the details must be clarified.
La Liga’s agreement to match his contract with the salary limit is another key issue. In Barcelona they are negotiating with them but there is no green light yet. In this sense, as the general manager has already mentioned, the club’s statements made by Ángel Torres, president of Getafe, asked Javier Tebas to be generous with Messi’s registration “for the benefit of all clubs”.
Laporta wants to take charge of Messi’s case personally and that’s why he stayed at Barcelona. Of course, with daily and at the moment contact with Vice President for Sport Rafael Yusti and CEOs Matteo Alemani and Ramon Blanes, who have accompanied the team to Germany. From there, executives will talk about other open files: the departure of some players and the renewal of Alex Moriba’s contract.
This article was translated from Mundo Deportivo