FC Barcelona President Juan Laporta clear the air on the situation surrounding Lionel Messi sudden departure from Barcelona.
Laporta who spoke with the press explain that all effort to get the six time ballon d’or winner signature to renew his contract hit the wall as a result of financial fair play rules.
In his word, “We can’t register the contract of Leo Messi that was agreed because of Financial Fair Play rules. Unfortunately we have received an inheritance in which we have no margin with the salary current situation”.
He continues “Leo Messi is not happy. He wanted to stay at Barcelona, as we wanted to keep Messi here. But we can’t change the reality now, I wish Leo the best wherever he will go as next club”.
OJB sport gathered that Leo did everything possible to remain at Barcelona especially from the financial point of view.
The club president also attest to Leo effort as he was quoted saying “Leo Messi had other offers on the table but he wanted to stay, also if our proposal was inferior on financial point of view. He was not creating any problem, trust me He did many financial efforts to stay here, the contract was agreed”
Laporta asked if doors were open to reverse the decision on Leo Messi leaving Barcelona, he said
“There’s no chance to re-sign Leo Messi in the next days for FC Barcelona, We can’t sell fake hopes to our fans. We have to move on. Barcelona Football Club above everything”.
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain that secure the signature of Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid has also established a direct negotiations to sign Messi to further strengthen their attack with the duo of Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappe as they continue their effort to win the European champions league.