Joan Laporta: We are doing everything to get Leo Messi back to Barça
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Many are wondering if Leo Messi will really return to the club where it all started, and if Barca can attract the Argentine again. His move to PSG was a real shock for everyone. It was a transfer that no one could have expected, but the financial instability of the Catalans caused Messi to leave the club.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta caused optimism among fans with today's interview. He emphasized that they will do their best to attract Messi to come back again. "We will do everything we can to bring Leo Messi back to Barcelona," -Laporta said, as quoted by eurosport.com "We are working on next year's team and hope to reinforce it," -Laporta added.
"We are following an austerity plan to ensure we have enough financial fair play to enhance the team.
Our preparations are aimed at having an even more competitive squad next season." Although there were rumors that Messi could go to Saudi Arabia, Laporta denied such a thing and stressed that there is little chance of such an outcome.
"With all due respect to Saudi Arabia, where a lot of good work and investment is taking place around the league there, Barca is Barca.
Barca is his home. Barca can compete with anyone. The history this club has, and the feeling of our 400 million supporters is so strong.
We are working hard to build a competitive team for next season," Laporta reiterated.
"We will see if La Liga approve our viability plan."
Laporta and Messi are on good terms today. "I have spoken with him recently to rectify the situation after I had to put the club before everything, even him, the best player in the world," -he continued.
"It was a pleasant conversation. We have recovered the relationship we have had for many years."