Laporta – who was former Blaugrana president between 2003 and 2010 – has hit out at the Parisians who he has described as being disrespectful and as skipping the rules, while also describing them as a “state club”.
The presidential candidate was speaking about the future of star player Lionel Messi – who is out of contract at the Camp Nou this summer – when he then began to denounce the actions of the French champions, who he has referenced had been courting the player.
Laporta said on Wednesday, in quotes carried by Marca: “The club has to be able to make a good proposal to Messi so that he understands and accepts it. He would understand any response from Leo. He has to know the club’s situation and this is urgent. A situation is being consolidated, he is free to negotiate with another club, and Barça goes without a president.
“PSG are allowed to say publicly that they want to sign Messi. Barça cannot allow this because it is disrespectful. And even more coming from a state club that skip the rules. We also have to work on this with UEFA and FIFA.”