Joan Laporta has been talking about Lionel Messi’s future and says he will do everything he can to keep the captain at Barcelona.
The 58-year-old is the favorite to win the elections that are due to finally take place next month and be installed as president at the Camp Nou for a second time.
One of the big topics the new man in charge will have to sort out is Messi’s future, and Laporta has spoken about how the 33-year-old can be convinced to stay.
“I will do everything possible for Messi to stay,” he said
“Messi should be valued with the affection he deserved and with a suitable financial package, but it’s not about money. He needs a winning sporting proposal, Leo wants to win again with Barcelona.
“I know him well, I have a good personal relationship with him. He is not someone that is here for the money. He will need a competitive sporting offer because he’s a winner.”
Source | Sky in Italy
Recent reports have suggested that Messi wants to hear from the new president and see how the rest of the season goes with Barca before making a final decision on his future.