The Catalan businessman was club president at the Camp Nou between 2003 and 2010, during a period where Puyol captained the team to four La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues.
The ex Spanish international is amongst a host of club icons to back Laporta’s return to the club, with an official announcement expected overnight.
“Congratulations to Joan Laporta, I wish him good luck and success,” he tweeted.
— Carles Puyol (@Carles5puyol) March 7, 2021
Laporta will join Ronald Koeman‘s squad on their midweek trip to France to face Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, and he has already issued a rallying message to inspire the team to turn the tie around in Paris.
The 58-year old confirmed during his election campaign he will immediately focus on negotiating a contract extension for Lionel Messi, with the Argentinian’s current deal expiring at the end of the campaign.