Ángel Torres, president of Getafe, assured that he expects LaLiga to be more “sensitive” to Lionel Messi, who has terminated his contract with Barcelona and is looking for a formula to renew that does not violate the economic regulations of the tournament.
For the maximum manager of the azulón club, the presence of the Argentine player in the Spanish League is very important for the competition to maintain its value. Always complying with the regulations, he advocated finding a formula for him to continue playing in Spain.
«La Liga cannot allow Messi to leave this year. They would make a mistake and we would all regret it. He has to retire in Spain complying with the rules of economic control. But sometimes you have to raise your hand a little. I hope so, from Laporta’s statements, it seems that they are on that path, “he said.
“I hope that LaLiga is a bit sensitive this year after the bad year of Spanish football, that we have lost a billion. I do whatever it takes because footballers like Messi or Cristiano never leave. For Messi, I am the best footballer in the world and he has to be in the best league in the world, “he added during the presentation of the events for the 75th anniversary of Getafe.
He also joked and stated that his club can make an “effort” now that Messi is free and spoke about his club: “There are going to be 3 or 4 signings. We are negotiating, it is complicated. We have broken the middle center of the subsidiary (Sabit Abdulai) and we will have to reinforce. The reinforcements were three and if we cover that square there will be four ».
Torres did not want to give names and made it clear that the “best signing” of the season will be to maintain the base of the 15 or 16 players who managed to remain at the Madrid club last year. However, he acknowledged that he has received offers for some, as has been the case of Marc Cucurella.
“Several have arrived. The strongest, one from an English team. He was willing. We’ll see when he comes back from the Olympics, “he said.
On whether the Uruguayan Arambarri has not played the first games of the preseason because he is on the starting ramp to sign for another team, he revealed that he has had a pubic problem and that this has been the cause of his lack of minutes.
«It has been touched. We are going to try to keep the base from last year. We wanted to recover Aleñá plus four incorporations. The idea is to sign eight. The four that remain are complicated because there are agreements with the footballers but not with the clubs. Also, you have to get three or four. No hurry”.
«Some of those we love will escape us. We went ahead with Aleñá and surprised with Vitolo. But not everything can be. We have to get two per position. There are six centrals and two have to come out. Tomorrow we will decide. We have a team to compete without risk at the moment, “he commented.
Asked about how he sees Getafe in the preseason after winning his three games (Ibiza, Rennes and Atromitos), he made it clear that “you have to be prudent” and said that before the start of the course it is good to receive “a stick” so as not to trust .
«Enes Ünal is breaking it with his goals. I’m glad, because we had a lot of problems in January with the coronavirus. We have already vaccinated the entire staff. Tomorrow we will see the exits ».
Regarding the relationship he maintains with Atlético, Real Madrid and Barcelona to be able to negotiate possible transfers, he analyzed one by one and recalled that he has already gotten some players.
“Madrid is not going to remove anyone, although we were interested in two, but nothing. Atlético, nothing, except Vitolo and Poveda, who have extended their loan. Barcelona has little and expensive, but we achieved Aleñá and I thank them, “he concluded. EFE (HN)