Tue 27 December 2022 | 18:51

Victor Font hits out at Joan Laporta for "failing Lionel Messi"

After an exceptional career at Barcelona, the 6-time Ballon d’Or winner controversially joined Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent in 2021 as the Catalan club financially failed to land him a new contract.

Before deciding to join PSG, the Argentine superstar did agree on a new contract with


. However, due to Blaugrana’s financial issues, the club couldn’t afford the deal.

Now, the former Barcelona presidential candidate

Victor Font

claims Laporta mistreated

Lionel Messi

as he criticises his "lever" system. Laporta won Barcelona's presidential election in 2021, beating Font by over 25 percentage points.


Barca have not lived up to the historical dimension of the figure of Messi,

" Font said.

"Let us hope that we can take perspective and make a proper analysis of everything.

“And that the conclusions also help us understand that, also in the world of emotions, good will, barbecues and determination are not enough.

On Laporta’s levers system, Font added:

"The so-called levers have been closed without a plan, quickly and running, and they do not help the club's assets grow




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