After making sure Messi is going to stay in the club, Laporta says that his ultimate goal is to restore Barcelona's former standing.
As Camp Nou is getting closer to the end of
Josep Maria Bartomeu
's presidential period,Lionel Messi
has decided to stay at his old club instead of getting out of Camp Nou.
The 33-year-old wanted to end his association withBarcelona
due to the problems he had with Bartomeu.
As a poll in Mundo Deportive, a Spanish newspaper, had published,
is most probably the future Barca president. He had been in this position before between 2003 and 2010.
Although his rivals have given the names of the players they want to add to Camp Nou, Laporta is not focusing on the matter of transferring targets.
However he has said that he will attract big names as he gets elected as Barca president:
"I have my own sports project. I will not fall into the trap of naming names," he said.
"All the agents are calling me. I know them all and they want me to be president again, but I tell them that now I'm not talking about players or coaches."
He also said that he is aware that Barca has lost its past grace and standing and he declared that he will be seeking to restore the clubs standing:
"It has lost a lot of specific weight in the Spanish Football Federation, La Liga, UEFA, FIFA and in all the bodies that govern football,
"Barca has to regain its credibility. We must have a presence to intervene in decision-making that affects football in general."