Joan Laporta is beginning to come under pressure

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is beginning to come under pressure according to Diario AS. A pillar of his mandate, securing the renewal of Lionel Messi, is beginning to look uncertain, with sources in the club no longer as cool and composed as they had previously stated about retaining the Argentine.

Joan Laporta and Lionel Messi

Two major obstacles have emerged to make it difficult for Laporta to deliver on his promise. First is the salary cap imposed by La Liga; it gives Barcelona very little wiggle room regarding their wage bill, meaning they’re going to have to plead with the Argentine to take a financial hit if he’s to re-sign. To help with this, the club are trying their best to move out underperforming high-earners like Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho and the injured Ousmane Dembele.

Joan Laporta

Messi also wants guarantees to avoid losing out because of fiscal issues out of his control in the coming years, given Barcelona’s offer is a two-year extension that would see him continue to be paid while finishing his career in the United States. Laporta has been defiant publicly that negotiations are progressing, but has lacked any public vote of confidence from Messi himself.

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4 Comments

  1. Twum says:

    Barca (Laporta) is paying for the mess and mismanagement caused by Bartomeu. Really really sad. he should be made to pay for this mess.

  2. Mohammed Soumaoro says:

    We need Lionel Messi back

  3. Lamin k Jarju says:

    If Leo should leave, Barcelona will be in trouble.
    Remember Barcelona was not a good team for years but with the coming out Ronaldinho in 2004, if I am correct, we were able to see new Barcelona, taking control of world soccer, just few years later, Dinho boy passed every thing to Messi so the team become the best in the world to date.
    However Messi has done a lot for the club so he deserves to be treated like Barcelona King.
    Messi fans all over the world love u and would be grateful if you could please stay
    Thank you all,

  4. Babangida Othman says:

    Dembele that did not deliver at PSG, Coutinho that has lost confidence playing for the team Griezmann that dozen’t know his position in the team, Umtiti that is now surplus, Roberto that rightly lost his position to Dest, etc should please give way to younger ones, Shame on these group of players that refused to live and the team cannot longer accommodate them. Intervention from Spanish football federation is welcome to save the team and to do away with them,

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