Barcelona’s newly appointed president, Joan Laporta has strengthened that he wants Lionel Messi to stay at the club.
On Sunday, Laporta’s come back to Camp Nou was announced on Sunday, eleven years after his previous stint, when he obtained 58.3 percent of the vote, defeating Victor Font and Toni Freixa.
Messi’s career at Barcelona is a hot subject of discussion now that his deal is up in less than three months.
Laporta has said that in his powers he would do everything to keep the forward on the team, which he repeated late on Sunday.
Speaking after his presidential victory, Laporta said: “Today marks 20 years since a boy named Leo Messi debuted with Barcelona’s Infantil B [U12-13] team,” “Seeing the best player in the world come to vote with his son is an example of what we’ve said.”
“Leo loves Barcelona. That’s the reflection of it. The best player in the world loves Barcelona. Hopefully, that will help him to stay in Barcelona. That’s what we want.”