Jose Carlos Loayza, La Liga Russia representative has shared his opinion with Sports Daily about the possible separation of forward Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
– Is the Barcelona crisis a big blow to La Liga?
– Of course, it’s an unpleasant situation, but both the club and the league are confident that it will be resolved soon.
No, I wouldn’t say it’s in any way negative for the league. I think a lot of people overestimate the situation. We have control over the finances of all clubs, they report their income and expenses on a regular basis. So the league is able to manage it all.
– And the Messi situation?
– Messi is important. He plays a huge role in the league, we all understand that and we do not want him to leave.
On the other hand, he will have to leave at some point due to his age. We also understand that. So even if he leaves Barcelona now, we will find ways to mitigate his departure.
Haaland, Mbappe, whom Real Madrid wants a lot, could come to the league. And you understand: if Perez wants something, he gets it. Or Golovin, who Barcelona have their eye on.
Messi’s possible departure is, of course, an unpleasant situation, but we are ready for anything and are not being dramatic. However, we think he will stay. Barcelona is actively working on it. And Leo himself loves the city and the club. It’s his family.