We’ve talked about this before, and it’ll continue to be the main story line regarding the future of Barcelona, but the main job of the next president is to secure the long-term commitment of Lionel Messi. Selling Messi and his camp on whatever future the next president has in mind is obviously vital.
Jordi Farre is a Barca presidential candidate. He chatted about Messi this week, offering some interesting thoughts on what the future should look like for Messi. Comparing his life-time contract offers to that of Michael Jordan and Nike.
“Doubting what Messi has given us is in bad taste. Messi has to be offered a life project. We have to turn Messi into Barca’s Jordan. We’re working to offer Messi a project in the institutional life of the club.
“We’ve already spoken with Messi’s entourage and we have a proposal. The issue is not economic – Leo’s already made a lot of money. It’s a love story. I’m sure I have a project that will convince Messi.”
Farre | Source
Elections are scheduled to take place on January 24 with Farre, Victor Font, Joan Laporta, Toni Freixa and Lluis Fernandez all candidates to replace Josep Maria Bartomeu.