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Laporta tells Messi that he and Barcelona love him and will do all they can to make him stay

Laporta tells Messi that he and Barcelona love him and will do all they can to make him stay

We Love You

New Barcelona President Joan Laporta has spoken directly to Leo Messi during his inauguration speech this evening.

The message he delivered couldn’t have been more clear as to his feelings towards the club legend, whose contract expires at the end of the season and has yet to decide if his future belongs at the club or elsewhere.

He also said to the Argentinian superstar, who has spent his entire career at the Camp Nou that he will;

“Do everything I can to convince you”

“If we had the field full, you wouldn’t leave for sure, even then the pandemic hurts us.” 

As he spoke the words, Messi smiled with a look of thanks to the new President.

Vote of Confidence

Laporta tells Messi that he and Barcelona love him and will do all they can to make him stay

BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 16: Head Coach Ronald Koeman of FC Barcelona looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on February 16, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Caparros – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Laporta also took the time to speak directly to let him know that the club are fully behind him and that they still have much to play for.

Laporta continued to say,

“Ronald, you have the confidence of this board, the team has improved and we must try to win again. If we recover the economic level, we will be competitive again in the Champions League. We can win the League and the Cup.”

So as a new era officially begins at Barcelona, Laporta has made it clear what he wants and expects from both Messi and Koeman.

Whether they will both be there next season is very much an unknown at this stage.

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This article was edited by Tom Canton.