The extension of the Argentine contract, Lionel Messi, would have represented a financial “risk” for Barcelona, which is currently facing great difficulty, announced on Friday its president Joan Laporta, who confirmed that he did what was “best in the interests” of the club. .
Messi who is leaving Barcelona after more than twenty years togetherHe has “other proposals”, added Mr. Laporta, without revealing which clubs had dealt with the player, who “wanted to stay” in Barcelona.
“The investment of the scale represented by Leo Messi entailed certain risks that we were prepared to take”, but “when we understood in detail the situation of the club” after the audit, “we did not want to expose the institution to further danger”, the club president Blaugrana said during a long-awaited press conference.
Mr Laporta, who was elected in March on a promise to keep Messi at Barcelona, has also accused La Liga’s financial fair play of preventing him from achieving that goal.
“I am sad,” he said again, “but I think we did what was best for the interests” of the club.
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