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The reactions in the football world to the divorce between Messi and Barça

The reactions in the football world to the divorce between Messi and Barça

The earthquake caused by the divorce between Barcelona and Leo Messi caused a trail of reactions in the world of football, from the explanations of the president of the Barcelona entity, Joan Laporta, to the wink of PSG as a future destination.

The first to speak was Laporta, punctual at 11 in the morning in the 1899 Auditorium of the Camp Nou to clarify that the renewal of Lionel Messi would have “put at risk” the future of an entity with more than 121 years of history.

“Unfortunately we have received a disastrous inheritance, with a sports salary bill that represents 110 percent of the total income of the club. Making an investment of the volume that Messi’s contract entailed carried certain risks and we do not want to put the club at risk any more, “he acknowledged.

The president of Barça, in addition to pointing out the previous board of directors for their financial mismanagement, revealed that he had agreed with Messi two types of contractual forms, both for five years, but that neither passed LaLiga’s financial controls.

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The only possibility of registering Messi, said Laporta, was to accept the LaLiga agreement with the international fund CVC, willing to inject 2,700 million, but that this operation “entailed mortgaging part of the club’s television rights for half a century.”

“And I’m not willing to do that for anyone, not even for the best player in the world,” said the leader, while LaLiga president Javier Tebas simultaneously replied on Twitter that this was not the case.

«You know that the CVC operation does not mortgage the television rights of Barcelona for 50 years, what it does is that they have more value for all the clubs and thus you can mortgage them to your banks and solve the great debt. That’s how you understood it hours ago, ”Thebes wrote.

The words of the leaders were followed by the eternal silence of Messi himself and the Barça players, since neither spoke publicly after the official announcement of the non-continuity of the Argentine star.

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Laporta, however, did address the squad before the first training session after Messi and, according to him, he did so to ask the captains for “maximum involvement in this new era in which you have to show that you can continue to win.”

The economic reasons put forward by the Barça president did not convince one of his guarantors, businessman Jaume Roures, who declared in RAC1 that “Messi’s registration in LaLiga had been fully agreed for days.”

According to the founder of Mediapro “something has happened” in the last 48 hours, when the announcement of the forward’s renewal was ready, so in his opinion the breakdown of the negotiations “has more to do with sports planning than with an economic disagreement. ‘

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The club that surely has Leo Messi in its plans for this season is the French PSG and even more so after his coach, the also Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, confirmed today that the signing of his compatriot “is a possibility”.

“We are analyzing all the possibilities and of course this (Messi) is one,” said the coach at a press conference, who dreams of bringing together Kylian Mbappé, Neymar and Messi in the same forward.

Another of the possible destinations of the Argentine star, Manchester City, moved away the option of incorporating him through his coach, Pep Guardiola, the man who made the ’10’ a world superstar and assembled the best Barça in history around him.

“Right now it is not in our thoughts,” Guardiola settled, after noting that “Messi has written a unique story, has taken Barcelona to another level and has allowed Barça to dominate the world for a decade with his teammates.” EFE. HN

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