disclosed by Juan Laporta, club president Barcelona The Spaniard on the recollection of the departure of the Argentine legend Lionel Messi from the ranks of the Catalan team, expressing his opinion on this historic decision.
Lionel left Blaugrana Castle in the summer of 2021 for France’s Paris Saint-Germain after the player failed to reach an agreement with management at the time regarding the details of an extension in light of financial fair play restrictions.
Laporta reveals what happened between him and Messi at The Beast party
Juan spoke about his stance towards the Argentine star in statements to the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, explaining: “If time had returned to me, I would not have made the same decision, but I had to.”
He stressed: “I had no other choice, and it makes me sad, except that the institution remains the most important above all, so I chose (Barcelona’s interest).”
He revealed what happened between them at The Beast concert, saying, “I didn’t talk to Messi at The Beast concert, we just looked at each other.”
The president of the Catalan club did not want to raise controversy over the return of Leo to Barcelona and said on this occasion: “Messi’s business is not about money, but about appreciation. But we have to respect that he is now at PSG.”