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Laporta responds to Neymar's comments

Thu 03 December 2020 | 12:20

Last night in Barcelona, Neymar caused an earthquake by admitting he wants to play with Lionel Messi again more than anything else

Barcelona’s

presidential candidate,

Juan Laporta

, who was in charge during Barcelona’s golden age between 2003 and 2010, in an interview with

Catalunya Radio

said that he’s yet to discuss a contract renewal with the Argentine star.

“I have not spoken with him about the renewal,” he said. “I need to have the authority as elected president to be able to do it. Could we renew his deal with the current figures? Sure, there are imaginative solutions that can enable Messi to remain at the club.

“Messi is a priority. All the clubs love him and he makes any club a candidate to win everything, he makes that difference. He’s also highly important on an economic level. Messi loves Barcelona and will help the club if the project is right.”

Neymar

played for the

Blaugrana

between 2013 and 2017, where he managed to score 68 goals in his 123 matches for Barcelona, before joining Paris Saint-Germaine for a record €200m deal. He has scored 50 goals in 58 matches for his current side.

Messi

on the other side, hitting a speed bump as he begins to enter his mid-30s, bagged 82 goals and 47 assists during the previous two seasons.

Laporta

is currently campaigning as a group of Barcelonistes who understand the feeling of the club better than most, and that they will endeavor to return the club to its fundamental value of prioritizing social and human values as well as economic and sporting ambitions, with an emphasis on La Masia and Barcelona’s responsibility of projecting Catalonia to the world.


source: SportMob

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